This week there’s a trip down memory lane in the fourth American Pie movie American Reunion. Other than that? Titanic 3D and a whole bunch of Video On Demand releases. The review roundup is all about the movie theater though. What do you want to spend your hard-earned $10 on every week? And really, why would there be reviews for a movie that’s almost two decades old? So this week we have an expanded roundup for American Reunion.
Yes, “American Reunion” is a juvenile outing. They steal jet skis and defecate in beer coolers. They cheat on their girlfriends and lie to their best friends.
But what did you expect?
And American Reunion, remarkably, might just be the funniest issue yet from the American Pie franchise factory.
In fact, “American Reunion” seems to depend so much on nostalgia for “Pie” history that I wonder if a first-timer to the series would feel a little out to sea. If you liked the earlier films, I suppose you gotta see this one. Otherwise, I dunno.
As it turns out, the recipe has been updated, and what once seemed like fatally warmed-over Pie tastes new again.
The movie’s message is that the way to face impeding maturity is to embrace your inner teen idiot.
“American Reunion” isn’t a total wash. Its one saving grace is Eugene Levy as Jim’s dad.
VERDICT: Fan of the originals? GO SEE IT! Didn’t like them? SKIP IT.