‘Blue Mountain State: Rise of Thadland’ proves funny, timeless


Blue Mountain State: The Rise of Thadland came out on February 2, 2016.

Since the TV show came to an end in November 2011, BMS fans have been requesting a movie to be made, some even went as far as setting up a petition and funding for the movie. The creator of the show and the film, Eric Falconer, launched a funding campaign on Kickstarter in early 2014 to help pay for the movie. The project closed with over $1.9 million in funding with almost 24,000 committed fans.

The TV series is about a fictional university, Blue Mountain State, and its football team, “The Mountain Goats”. It portrays various aspects of college life, including football, girls, drinking, drugs, wild partying, and hazing.

The plot of the movie picks up where the show left off, as main characters Alex Moran, the football team captain, and his best friend Sammy Cacciatore enter their senior year at Blue Mountain State. Soon after, they get a contract saying that their frat house, known as the “goat house” is being taken away.

In order to save it, Alex goes to former football team captain Thad Castle, who is now in the NFL, asking for help. Thad will only help him if Alex throws a huge party at the “goat house” in Thad’s honor. The movie follows Alex as he plans the big party and tries to save the goat house from getting taken away.

Falconer also hinted at the possibility of a season four in the future.

Andrew Johnson is a senior at St. Thomas High School. He is a writer for the entertainment section of the paper. Drew enjoys winning in UCAL basketball, sleeping, and watching sports. His dislikes include Stephen Curry and anything in Dallas.