Starring: Nick Giannopoulos, Vince Colosimo, Alex Dimitriades
Director: Peter Andrikidis
Running Time: 102 mins
The Kings Of Mykonos is an Australian film and the sequel to The Wog Boy. An Australian-Greek unexpectedly inherits a beach from his family in the party resort of Mykonos, so he sets out to the island to make a quick buck out of it, however he soon falls in love with the place, and instead decides to learn more about his Greek heritage.
For all you non-The Wog Boy fans (including me; I didn’t even know this was a sequel until after I finished it), this franchise is basically like watching The Inbetweeners. Or American Pie. But with 40 year-old men. It’s as juvenile as anything, and it’s definitely not clever, but it’s got a little bit of crazy Aussie wit that makes it all a lot easier-going than a lot of generic Hollywood comedies, and whilst it’s not a particularly praiseworthy film, it’s surprisingly not that annoying and occasionally entertaining to watch.
First things first, this is definitely better than American Pie. At least there’s some degree of a story here, and characters who have a relatively believable Greek cultural heritage, which does occasionally make for some interesting watching, so at least if you’re not laughing at this, there’s something else there for you to draw your attention to, rather than a series of pointless sketches awkwardly strung together.
Also, the comedy here succeeds to some extent because it’s not excruciatingly annoying to sit through. Yes, it’s not really that funny, and yes, it’s incredibly juvenile, but it has some charm to it all that makes it a whole lot more enjoyable than you’d expect to watch (in a ‘light entertainment’ sort of way).
To be honest, there’s not too much else to say about this film, so I advise you to avoid this if you’ve got a deep hatred of juvenile comedies and sex-related jokes etc., but it may be the sort of thing you’d like to give a go if you’re a fan of The Inbetweeners or American Pie; it’s not really that funny, but it’s charming and interesting enough to work as an entertaining movie, and that’s why it gets a 6.4 from me.