After many dreadful spin-offs, American Pie is back with the cast that you know and love, but is it really worth the effort?
The basic plot revolves around the fact that after Jim and Michelle are married,rried, they lead an exceptionally average life. They receive word that a class reunion is being held back at their old high school and they leave to find all of their friends from high school to be reliving their young, wilder years. Including, of course, one of Stifler’s famous house parties.
The major issue with the film is that it lacks a real story. The film heavily relies on thee nostalgia factor; and because off this, the story falls by the wayside.. Many of the jokes are not originalal and are simply references to thee jokes and situations in the firstst film. After a while, the film’s’s backlog of jokes dry up, leavingng very little, if not nothing, for thehe audience to soak up.
The film isn’t all bad however;er; the returning cast has just enoughgh charm and hilarity in theireir performances to keep the filmilm afloat, but only marginally. The new characters, including a barelyrely legal girl that Jim used to babysit,ysit, also do their share in keeping the film on its toes without outshiningning the main cast. Without these fine performances, the film would fall flat on its face.
Consensus: The performances of the returning cast are just as charming as ever, but the film relies too much on nostalgia and unoriginality. The film will please diehard fans, but to everyone else, it’s just another forgettable sequel.