Me and My Nine Iron

March 23, 2012

American Reunion review

Filed under: Movie reviews — BJ @ 1:00 pm

Seen at a pre-release screening in Hollywood:

I was happy to make my first trip to the famous Grauman’s Chinese Theater, where the price of admission for a weekend night showtime is $16.50. The fourth film in the original American Pie franchise is as instant a classic as the first one. With every single character from the original at least making an appearance, it truly is one big reunion of all the characters we’ve grown to love.

The story structure is the exact same from beginning to end, with embarrassing gaffes from Jim, Stifler’s house party and ultimately, the guys’ high school reunion, which makes it so nostalgic. Eugene Levy has a hilarious role in this one, and Stifler is classic Stifler. Written and directed by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the brains behind the Harold & Kumar franchise, and the first not to be written by Adam Herz, this one doesn’t miss a beat and is exactly what American Pie fans wanted nine years after American Wedding.

The tagline is “Save the best piece for last,” but we’ll see if the studio heads can actually close the book on this franchise after the first three each made over $230 million. These are how sequels should be made. (Except for The Hangover Part II, apparently.) A must-watch for American Pie fans.

American Reunion opens in theaters on April 6.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

IMDb rating: n/a
What it should be: 7.0




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