NY1 Movie Review: "American Reunion"
Actors Jason Biggs, Chris Klein, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott and many others from the original "American Pie" cast have reprised their original roles in the franchise's latest installment, "American Reunion". NY1's Neil Rosen filed the following review.
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It's hard to believe that it's been 13 years since the first "American Pie" movie. Since then, their have been several big screen sequels and a few straight to DVD releases. Now, the original cast is back for another installment called "American Reunion".
They're all grown up now. Well, at least physically.
Jim and Michelle, played by Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan have been married for a while, they have a new baby and consequently their love life is sorely lacking.
Oz, played by Chris Klein, is a TV sportscaster, Kevin is a domesticated house husband, Jim's dad is trying to reintroduce himself to dating and Stiffler is still as raunchy, crude and clueless as ever, as the filmmakers try to recreate the success of the first movie.
Watching "American Reunion" it dawned on me that the whole premise of all these movies are predicated on the cast, especially Jason Biggs doing something naughty, and then being caught embarrassingly in the act.
There are always people walking in on other people in compromising positions and the principles frequently jump out of windows to avoid being caught, which of course winds up being even more humiliating.
All of this wasn't that funny the first time around, now it's predictable and tired.
Seann William Scott as Stiffer provides the only real source of humor, but it's infrequent.
If you've seen any of the "American Pie" movies, you know the drill. It's very formulaic and if you like this type of humor, I'll tell you that there are not as many laughs here as there were in the original, which again, I never found that amusing in the first place. But this latest installment does offer up marginal enjoyment and a couple of yuks for fans of the series.
Neil Rosen's Big Apple Rating: Two Apples