“American Reunion” a blast from the past

By Geselle Martinez |Staff Writer|

The cast of “American Pie” has come a long way from their first film in 1999 to “American Reunion” in 2012.

While the first film was all about typical high school drama, such as losing your virginity at prom, wanting to fit in and knowing who your friends are, “American Reunion” is about adult situations  such as work and  married life but with the same sexually explicit scenes as the first film.

The film was consistently funny from scene to scene. You can’t help but laugh throughout the film and at the awkward moments. The characters of the original film return to their hometown for an unforgettable high school reunion and come to realize who has changed and who hasn’t.

Steve Stifler (Seann William Scott) is once again the life of the party with his rude remarks and his just-wanting-to-have-a-good-time style of humor, though it results him being left out of the group.

Stifler’s friends and the audience alike realize that life without him probably wouldn’t be as much fun. Just like in the previous films, Jim Levenstein (Jason Biggs) seems to get caught up in the most strange and laugh-out-loud funny situations.

Jim and his wife Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are dealing with a problem that most couples go through after having a child: no sex. It is their mission to try to light the fire and make their love life interesting again.

Oz (Chris Klein) tries to rekindle his love with his high school sweetheart Heather (Mena Suvari) while Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) is still the same awkward person trying to convince the guys he is something he his not.

Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), now happily married,  runs into high school girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid) and can’t help but think about the past, springing up old feelings. Finally, Jim’s dad (Eugene Levy), who is still grieving the loss of his wife,  ends up hitting it off with Stifler’s promiscuous mother (Jennifer Coolidge) at a Stifler gathering.

What made this movie the best “slice of pie” yet was the return of all the original characters and Stifler’s witty comebacks with Finch. Several cameos from previous franchise favorites makes the film feel more like a reunion after a decade long absence.

The soundtrack for this movie definitely gets two thumbs up. Taking  it back old school, hits such Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It,” Spice Girls’ “Wannabe” and Cobra Starship’s “You Make Me Feel” all take the audience back to the gang’s high school days where it all started.

“American Reunion” proves that after 13 years, the cast still has their comedic flair.


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