The year is 2001, a young year old boy goes round his friends for a sleepover, all I normal until his friends older brother comes in from the video store with a film called ‘American Pie’. Hilarity ensues.
When I first saw American Pie, I was in fact ten, and to a 10 year old boy the film is funny, more so for the slapstick quality to it. Then you grow up, you hit the age of 15, it all becomes so clear, the boy isn’t simply ‘dropping’ his pie on his lap, it was something far more sinister, and a lot funnier.
The reason I bring this up is because if American Pie: The Reunion, soon to be released in cinemas, and it got me wondering, will it still be funny? And more importantly, do we actually need another one?
I have grown up with the American Pie films, they have always been there, slowly decreasing in quality as the original cast became uninvolved with the franchise, only to be replaced with some relative of ‘Stiflers’ who bore no resemblance to the original character in looks or personality, and ultimately made everyone lose interest in the franchise.
Now the original cast are back, we can see what has happened to ‘Jim’ and the others now they are grown up.
Again this makes me think, will this be funny? Will we actually care?
What was once funny in the 90’s is not really seen as funny nowdays, times have changed, but has this film moved with it.
Judging from the trailer, sadly, the answer is no, ‘Stifler’ is still a sex obsessed jerk, ‘Jim’ is still an unconfident wreck and ‘Finch’ is still the posh, sophisticated cappuccino drinker, nothing seems to have changed.
Hopefully I’m wrong, I would like to be as I was always a fan of the previous films (excluding the additions like ‘Band Camp’ and ‘The Naked Mile’) and would very much like to see them return to their former glory.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to your next slice of American Pie, or do you simply not care? Sound off in the comments below!