We’ve already had the red band trailer, now Yahoo! Movies has released the more socially acceptable theatrical trailer for American Reunion, the latest sequel to the American Pie films that completely ignores the string of direct-to-DVD releases over the last few years. This latest trailer makes the series look tired and predictable, particularly in light of the string of edgier Judd Apatow-esque comedies that have emerged in the twelve years since the original was released.
In the comedy American Reunion, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago are returning to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. In one long-overdue weekend, they will discover what has changed, who hasn’t and that time and distance can’t break the bonds of friendship. It was summer 1999 when four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the years that have passed, Jim and Michelle married while Kevin and Vicky said goodbye. Oz and Heather grew apart, but Finch still longs for Stifler’s mom. Now these lifelong friends have come home as adults to reminisce about—and get inspired by—the hormonal teens who launched a comedy legend.
American Reunion is released in Australia on 5 April 2012 from Universal.