Universal Studios’ fourth installment of the “American Pie” franchise failed to impress me much. The first five minutes of “American Reunion” are probably the best and most funny minutes in the movie. It starts off fast, then slowly starts to head down before taking a nose-dive somewhere in the middle of the movie. You know a movie isn’t that great when you can’t wait for it to end and you keep checking the clock.
Why is it that “American Reunion” didn’t keep my interest? Possibly it is because it didn’t come anywhere near newer R-rated comedies such as “Horrible Bosses” and “Bridesmaids”. The first three movies were great and still are funny to this day. “American Reunion” feels more like a reality show about how much life sucks after high school. That sums up the movie. It can be compared to that one person everyone laughed at a few years ago, but now you and your friends are older and most of you are more mature except that one person and now the stuff that use to be funny isn’t funny anymore.
If this was a completely new movie with new characters and everything and was a comedy based on a school reunion, some of this might have been great. The point is, most of the jokes are jokes from the previous movies that just didn’t make me laugh. It didn’t help that it was the same characters doing the same stuff. All I can say is, I see why this movie was released into theatres during a typically slow movie month. It was able to do some what well due to that period. This is one movie that I can say that I am happy I ended up not seeing in theatres and only spending just a little over a dollar on it at Red Box. As far as movies in 2012, this one has been my biggest let down. Please let this be the last movie in the “American Pie” movie franchise.
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