American Reunion is the fourth movie in the American Pie series(I refuse to include the direct to DVD movies in this). It focuses on the high school reunion of the East Great Falls class of 99 and all of the shenanigans that our characters go through.
This franchise holds a special place in my heart. While the characters were always a few grades ahead of me growing up, it has definitely gotten better with age and I have gone through, and still am going through, a lot of what these characters have and that resonates with me. This movie is no different and it shows how these characters have grown up.
One of the things this movie does right is that it makes many nods to the previous movies before it. Whether it be Jim using his “tube sock” for fun, or the characters reminiscing about events past, it was great to see them acknowledge it. What was interesting is that the movie does indeed take place in 2012, 13 years after their graduation. However, it is answered pretty quickly why it’s taking place 13 years later so it was nice to see that put to bed early.
The beginning of the movie was a little awkward. It took about 20 minutes to get re-acquainted to the characters and their relationships. The other gripe with the film was I wish some of the other characters had gotten more screen time but seeing them briefly was great nonetheless.
I don’t want to give away too much spoilers so I am going to end by saying that this is the perfect sequel. It had everything that a fan of the series could ask for. It had the raunchy comedy that we love these movies for and it also has the heart that the series has always carried along with it. For that reason, my score for this movie is 4.25/5 jiggawatts. Let me know what you guys and gals think! Thanks for reading and stay tuned for more videos from Steven and Jake.