I had the chance last week to go to an advance screening of the newest film in the American Pie franchise, American Reunion. Overall I greatly enjoyed it. I laughed more than I have at a comedy in a long time.
I think possibly part of the reason I enjoyed it so much, is that because I am the roughly the same age group as the characters in the film. The film is built around the groups high school reunion, their 10 year reunion just happening a few years late. Next year (2013) will be 10 years since I have graduated from high school so I am at a similar point in my life. The things the characters are going through I am either experiencing or seeing my friends experience. For these reasons the things that happen in the story make me more apt to relate to the film to a certain degree.
With taking that into account, this movie is still at its heart another American Pie film, the characters are now just a bit older and facing different problems, but they have not changed drastically, but the natural evolution that you might expect at their current age. The movie still has what I would call American Pie humor, some of the low brow humor and sex jokes the films are known for. To me in the end if you liked the other films in the series, American Pie, American Pie 2, and American Wedding I bet you would enjoy this film overall. This could be that since I have not seen the other three main films in the series for a while, but I think American Reunion could be the best of the series so far to me. I just don’t remembering laughing as much during the other three movies as I did in American Reunion.
If you could not tell I would certainly recommend seeing this film if you are in the mood for a good comedy.