By Taylor Goodall
Western Sun staff writer
“American Reunion,” directed by John Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossburg, is the fourth installment of the raunchy “American” franchise, and is a nostalgic treat, full of 90’s songs and cameos from the original movie.
Though “American Reunion” reminded me the most of the original, it is the first movie in the series not to be written by Adam Herz, who still got executive producer credits.
The original actors did a great job of reprising their characters; they didn’t have to re-cast anybody.
The new movie lacks much of a plot or central storyline. There is no goal of losing their virginity, finding love, or getting married successfully. However, much like a real reunion, we get to see what our favorite characters have been doing over the last nine years.
The whole gang is back, as they come together for their high school reunion. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) now have a toddler and marital problems. Stifler (Sean William Scott) is still much the same smutty person, and the source of a lot of laughs.
Some of the funniest scenes were the most crass, a trademark of this series.
“American Reunion” was good, but didn’t live up to the first “Pie”. There are lots of original gags and great jokes, making this one better than the previous installments.