Watched Apr 28, 2012
Corey Pierce’s review:
Seeing an American Pie film in 2012, I can't really be mad or surprised or upset when it turns out to be torture to sit through. But here's some stray observations:
After 4 film appearances, all we still know about Jim is that he masturbates a lot and gets punished for it. Rick Santorum would approve. After this amount of public sexual humiliation, you'd think he would have learned to be honest the moment he becomes trapped in a situation, but no. I suppose if this character was even remotely self-aware he would have committed suicide by now and we would not have a franchise.
The women of this series could not matter less. Someone though decided Mena Suvari's forehead was not invited to the reunion.
Seann William Scott may be the most devoted anyone has ever been to giving everything one could to a terrible character. In a weird way I admire him for it.
Eddie Kaye Thomas has a sizeable mole that hangs from his face like a testicle.
I've never seen so much unpunished sexual harassment in one film, ever!
Chris Klein is fascinating to watch. He's sculpted, but has Keanu Reeves' wooden awkwardness combined with Crispin Glover's creepy aw-shucks whisper method of acting. There's a scene in American Reunion where he is supposed to be humiliated by dancing on a reality show, where in fact in this scene he's actually being more awesome than anyone else in this franchise has ever been.
The funniest this movie gets is the sound of R. Kelly playing over the Universal logo as the film begins.
The soundtrack of the reunion is supposed to be an all 90s orgy. While I applaud the use of Bell Biv DeVoe, apparently the best of the 90s is now Lit, The Verve Pipe, Semisonic, and Third Eye Blind.
Alyson Hannigan is looking rough in this. I hate to pick on a lovely lady such as her but someone in makeup skipped over her.
Anyways, American Reunion is desperate even compared to other Lowest Common Denominator sex comedies, and not even what-the-fuck memorable like some of the Happy Madison productions. It ends with a meeting suggesting this cast may return together, and man is that ever depressing.