American Reunion (Two-Disc Combo Pack: Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet)
List Price: $34.98
Release Date: Jul 10, 2012
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Running Time: 113 minutes
American Reunion opens in grand fashion just like the other three American Pie theater classics, with Jim (Jason Biggs) in a compromising situation yet again. This time he is caught by his 2 year old son, which in turn leads to Jim walking in on Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) taking matters into her own hands, so to speak. From there on out this is the typical American Pie movie that we have all come accustom to. Raunchy, juvenile pranks and jokes with a little nudity thrown in. We catch up with the old gang some 13 years latter for their Class of 1999 High School reunion. Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) has gotten married and become a stay-at-home husband. Oz (Chris Klein) has become a sportscaster in Los Angeles. He has become famous because of a Dancing with the Stars parody called Celebrity Dance-Off hosted by NPH, Neil Patrick Harris. He is dating a smokin’ hot model named Mia (Katrina Bowden). Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) comes in on a motorcycle looking like a real badass. He tells his friends that he has become a world traveller without a care in the world. And finally Stifler, or the Stifmeister (Seann William Scott) leads the guys to believe he’s an investment broker when in reality he’s a temp “bitch” as his boss calls him.
I have to admit I was extremely excited and eager to watch American Reunion. After doing so, I’m not quite sure my anticipation was warranted. Don’t get me wrong, this was a pretty good movie but in all honestly I don’t feel it’s up to par with the first two movies. I would even good as far to say that American Wedding and American Reunion were about the same. I know, I know. How could I even compare this movie to American Wedding? The only thing that makes Reunion better than Wedding is that the entire cast came back for this movie. With the American Pie movies we have come to know them as very raunchy, disgustingly gross but yet extremely pleasurable on the eyes (NUDITY) types of films. But in this film, I just didn’t see the types of jokes or raunchiness that has defined this movie franchise. Other than Jim’s kitchen scene and Kara’s drunken nude scene, they are just not there. I admit the end of the movie with Stifler and a certain someone is great and completes the whole vicious circle but I was left with a feeling of disappointment. I would recommend this movie for all those who have been loyal to the franchise; even the direct to video movies but it’s not the best movie of the series by any means.
Posted by Ryan Gibbs, July 9, 2012 1:35 PM