Jul 23, 2011

American Pie 2 & 3

American Pie 2 & 3
Director: J.B.Rogers (2), Jesse Dylan (3)
Cast: Jason Biggs, Sean William Scott, Shannon Elizabeth, Alyson Hannigan

Stage: Home theatre, TV selection of two weeks :) (sequential summer fun on Thursday)

Preps: I have seen both several times and figured it's a decent fun to have on a Thursday evening, if you aren't leaving out

American Pies in short:
#2: The whole gang are back and as close as ever. They decide to get even closer by spending the summer together at a beach house. They decide to hold the biggest party ever to be seen, even if the preparation doesn't always go to plan. Especially when Stifler, Finch and Jim become more close to each other than they ever want to be and when Jim mistakes super glue for lubricant.

#3: The third film in the American Pie series deals with the wedding of Jim and Michelle and the gathering of their families and friends, including Jim's old friends from high school and Michelle's little sister.

Reality: Never ever I am amazed by sequels. However, in some cases, they are easy to get by or even fun. This is one of them. The second part deals with college summer vacation, where the guy gang is out heading for the beach, where they spend their summer and end it up with a big party.
The third part deals with the marriage of wacko and flautist :) with all the fun of bachelor party, friend fuck-ups and again, pure fun to watch.

Both parts have great gigs and will make you laugh. They aren't an upgrade of the first part, as expected, but as the first part truly was a success, the second and the third are meant for people, hungry for more of Jim and his fraternity. The second part, again focusing on sex and how to get someone into your bed. Culmination in the end summer party is overrated and in my opinion, the director is exaggerating at least a bit. And the happening is somehow static and not so dynamic as in the first part; the settings are not changing. The flavour is dedicated to juvenile fantasies about making love with two lesbians, thus getting into "trouble", as supposeable lesbians also provoke the guys to kiss among each other. In this sense, a bit unprofessional attitude towards homosexual oriented people, and embedded "pain", how people with homosexual orientation are something bad for society. In any case, the funny parts and jokes derive fortunately just slightly out of this topic, all the rest is genuine and an upgrade to what we saw in the first part.

The third part is situated in the time of the marriage, the natural (and according to Hollywood), the only step that is possible after the marriage.The third part is actually the worst one in terms of comedy and it's also the most persuasive in terms of what is expected from you to be doing (following the roots your parents did, and their parents, etc). Nevertheless, the scenes are still good, having sex with your friend's mom remains a fantasy and again, Jim is faced with numerous shameful scenes one could never predict.

My personal rate: 6,0 (for both; they are a shadow of number one, however the true fans of number one will appreciate also the sequels).

American pie on IMDB

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