A bunch of rich creeps have taken control of the ski school and
are planning to sell it to a corporate entity at a huge profit if
they can win one more tournament. They are opposed by a bunch of
irreverent party animals who believe that skiing is just another
form of partying.
You should recognize the standard genre plot by now from Animal
House, all the "Nerd" films, every Rodney Dangerfield
film, Up the Creek and dozens more. Ski School is a Canadian take on
the "snobs versus slobs" film, with a storyline very derivative of a
1986 film called Hot Dog the Movie, down to the newcomer who ends up
being an excellent skier and competes head to head with the lead
creep at the end.
course, formulas are used over and over because they work.
One obvious example is Romeo and Juliet; another is this nerd model.
Most of us relate to the party nerds, and hence feel great when they
bring down the rich snobs. Moreover, the premise always provides
ample room for fun in the form of sex, nudity, comedy and dirty
tricks. This particular example, while not being terribly original,
has all the required elements, making it a quick watch.
If you are not familiar with our grading system, you need to
explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
our definition, a
C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a: