‘American Reunion’ Red-Band Trailer: All Grown Up, Still Raunchy at Heart

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American Reunion Red Band Trailer American Reunion Red Band Trailer: All Grown Up, Still Raunchy at Heart

For those who were in high school in the late ’90s / early ’00s (as I was), American Pie was, essentially, the coming-0f-age comedy flick of our generation. In that sense, the proposition of American Reunion comes as a mixed bag that is one part sweet nostalgia, and one part fear that this new chapter – which reunites the cast of the original film – will be something more akin to the lackluster third film, American Wedding, or the string of reprehensible straight-to-DVD spinoffs that have carried the franchise name in the new millennium.

Today’s red-band trailer for American Reunion has a lot to prove, then; namely, that this movie can still provide the great mix of raunch and sentiment that the original did.

In case you haven’t pieced it together yet, American Reunion keeps with real-world time and sees Jim (Jason Biggs), his wife Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), and friends Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Stifler (Seann William Scott) all returning home to East Great Falls for their 13-year high school reunion. As the boys get back together they find that their high school worries about getting laid and partying have been replaced with adult worries about marriage, parenthood and careers – which doesn’t stop them from once again getting into the kind of gross-out hijinks they experienced in high school.

Check out the red-band trailer for American Reunion below:

Directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg (Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay) certainly seem to have their fingers (or a couple of “well-placed thumbs”) on the pulse of what made the first American Pie work. This literally looks and feels like the original American Pie, thirteen years later and tackling more adult themes (albeit, often in juvenile fashion).

Aside from providing that same old warm Pie feeling, it’s pleasant for fans of the original to see so many of the characters brought back for this film. In this trailer alone we see Kevin’s old girlfriend Vicky (Tara Reid), Oz’s ex-flame Heather (Mena Suvari), Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Collidge) and Jim’s Dad (Eugene Levy) – even peripheral characters like surly Jessica (Natasha Lyonne), the super-creepy “Shermanator” (Chris Owen) and John Cho back as “MIFL Guy #2″. They’ve really gone all-out here.

 American Reunion looks like a good time for fans of the original. Whether a new crowd will be drawn into this nostalgic affair remains to be seen. The film hits theaters on April 6, 2012.

Source: Universal

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  1. This may be a sad excuse for a complaint but every time I see a trailer for this movie I think,
    Who The H$&l Has A 13yr Reunion????
    10yr Sure
    15yr Ok

    • I’m glad I’m not the only one with that thought. Would it have really been that hard to adjust it by a couple years? It’s not like most of us are going to sit here going “wait the original was released in 1999 and it’s 2012 now.” And those that will are just way to picky.

    • Perhaps their reunion committee was a bit slow on the tenth. (Or early for the fifteenth?) I find this odd too, but my guess is that it will be addressed in the movie…can’t wait to see it!

  2. I don’t care what anyone says I’m going to see this movie

  3. The trailer was funny.

    It brings back old memeroies.

    I hope America Reunion turns out to be the best one in the series.

  4. This looks great, can’t wait. It’s good to see the old gang back together. Where’s the Sherminator in all this?

  5. MILF not MIFL

  6. Great. More gratuitous dick in a comedy for no reason. The trend is tired and lame. Just like this movie. Yawn… and skip. If their is any justice in the world it will bomb.

    • The American Pie series is not only one that put that trend on the map, but also the best of what the genre has to offer. They make “dick in a comedy” actually funny.

  7. Um, you know how trailers for comedies sometimes put their funniest parts in the trailers and leave you with nothing else?? Well, let’s hope that’s not the case with this because I literally didn’t find a single thing funny in that entire trailer sadly…

  8. looking forward to this one, and i think it shows all phases of life and i think a great way to end it would be one more sequel a few years from now called, American Loss, or American Tragedy,or something like that showing the loss of Jims dad. then have Jim’s son in his old situations and have Jim becomeing more like his dad if that makes sense, showing the age prosses of all times.

  9. Hoping this last installment is good. If not then iTunes it is. Also yeah the 13th year thing is funny but sadly not many of the cast had anything else going on so why not…heh.

  10. My and I are making this our afternoon date movie. So excited, it’s like going back to my senior in high school (the year the first one was released). Love these films…well 1 & 2, 3′s just odd.