When the original American Pie came out in 1999, it was a surprise hit and generated two quick sequels – both successful, but they could tell they wore out the original cast, while a number of DTV films were generated as spin-offs. Now for 2012′s American Reunion, everyone’s come back. In some cases because they’ve got nothing better to do. Check out the new trailer…

Where the second film in the series didn’t know what to do with some of the cast, and the third film ditched the boring characters entirely, here it seems like they’re bringing everyone back. Which means there’s Alyson Hannigan, Jason Biggs, Seann William Scott, Tara Reid, Chris Klein, Eugene Levy, Jennifer Coolidge, Shannon Elizabeth, Mena Survari Thomas Ian Nicholas and Eddie Kaye Thomas among many more. How much of the film will play as “remember that dude?” and how many characters will have something to do will be interesting.
But even more so, after appearing in the original – which was a huge hit – a number of these actors had their shots at stardom. Some have become working actors, others have achieved more fame for their off-screen hijinks. But now, like their characters, they’re facing an uncertain future and with ten years behind them. Which makes me wonder how funny the film will be. In some ways this is a “getting the band back together” sort of film, and the years may not have been as kind to some.  We shall see April 6, 2012.
What’s your favorite “Reunion Tour” movie?