Good things come to those who wait. After four sequels (which I refuse to consider count as part the American Pie films) since the original American Pie cast were together, we’re finally getting close to the fourth (technically, eighth, but I refer you to my previous bracket) film in the excellent American Pie franchise.
They may not be ground-breaking, but they were a part of my adolescence, and they’re a lot of fun to just sit back and enjoy.
We’ve been getting some great things over the past few months from the film, most recently with the first red band trailer and some excellent new images, and now we’ve got a full-length, green band, suitable-for-work second trailer to share with you, courtesy of Yahoo Movies via The Playlist.
Co-writers and co-directors Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, the pair that brought us Harold And Kumar, look to have done a great job with American Reunion, and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone back together again on the big screen. The film will see pretty much everyone returning from the original three, including Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Mena Suvari, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Shannon Elizabeth, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, and John Cho, and 30 Rock’s Katrina Bowden being the main new addition to the cast as Oz’s girlfriend.
The trailer shows everyone returning home for their high school reunion, and gives a good look at what we can expect from the film. A slight word of warning, there’s a bit of a spoiler regarding Eugene Levy/Jim’s Dad at the very end, so you may want to stop it at the 1:45 mark, the choice is yours. The clip just before that of Stiffler and Jim’s Dad downing their shots is surprisingly entertaining given that almost nothing happens; something about Seann William Scott’s tone just makes it excellent.
The series – at least the first three films, I’m not intimately acquainted with the others – have always had a great rock-fuelled soundtrack, and the inclusion of Good Charlotte’s recent single, Last Night, promises more of the same. The song itself probably won’t be in the film, because trailer songs never seem to be, but we can hopefully look forward to plenty more great songs when it comes out.
American Reunion is hitting the big screen here on 6th April next year, and it should be a great nostalgic return to days gone by for the cast, the characters, and the audience alike. Without further ado, here’s the new trailer. Enjoy.