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Thursday 5 April 2012

American Reunion

I used to subscribe to all the movie channels.  It got to a point, when you include pay-per-view movies and UFC, that my cable bill was ridiculously high.   As you know, the cable and satellite companies set it up (or at least they used to) so that you have to purchase "packages."  The movie package, sports package, news package etc. and of course the standard package of channels that you can usually get for free with a good antenna. 

The plus side was that in a five year time frame I saw hundreds, if not thousands of great, good, fair, bad, terrible movies.  Having such access, I'd seen many of those films, good and bad, more than once and viewed some that I'd never consider going out to see or even renting.  You know what I'm talking about.

I haven't had cable in about five years. I don't miss it because I'm not a fan of reality TV, and there is a lot of it out there. I still watch and enjoy some TV shows on-line, like The Walking Dead.

During my cable years, I saw the first two American Pie movies.  They were fun, stupid, silly but most importantly, entertaining.  Who out there hasn't used the line, "and last summer, at band camp..." when poking fun at someone who talks a lot or just throwing the line in randomly during a conversation?  I sometimes throw it in if I think the person I'm speaking with isn't paying attention or I say, "and then I jumped out of the plane without a parachute."

While the whole teenage, sex, friendship coming of age theme of the American Pie films is anything but original, these movies - at least the ones I've seen - were freaking hilarious.  While the whole reunion theme is anything but original, this reunion is with characters that made us laugh nine years ago.  Hopefully they can make us laugh again.

Yeah, I'll likely see this movie.



  1. The original gang is back and still have the comedic timing they did 13 years ago, which is always fun no matter what. There isn't anything new or special about this entry into the series but for anyone who wants some nice 1999 nostalgia, then this is the perfect fit. Good review. Funny movie, but not the most perfect send-off I was expecting for these guys.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Dan. Your insight is always appreciated.