AMERICAN PIE 2
Let’s face it. No one in their right mind watches a movie sequel these days expecting the wheel to be re- invented. However, not even the most ravenous fans of American Pie will be able to stomach what is going on in the follow- up. American Pie 2 is a grubby, schlubby grab for box- offi ce cash that revisits each and every joke from the fi rst fi lm to cover up for the unavoidable fact the new material ( again written by Adam Herz) is hopelessly below par. Sure, the fi rst Pie was no classic. But what it did have in its favour was a fresh, infectiously up- for- it cast and a brazen determination to break taboos with humour. This time around, the actors display all the enthusiasm of people who didn’t spot the obligatory you- must- showup- for- the- sequel clause in their original contracts.