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An average sequel
on January 14, 2004
No sequel is ever going to be terrific - I reckon the exception is the Terminator trilogy. But anyone out there who still likes Disney movies, have you seen the 'straight to video' sequels?! Now that's just cashing in. Disney movies should be left well alone.
But the American Pie trilogy definitely aren't Disney movies! I enjoyed this sequel but not as much as the original. OK, all the good characters are back from the first, with Jim's Dad getting a bigger slice of the action in this movie. He was great in the first movie.
However, this movie isn't focused as much on sex as the first one was. They've all lost their virginities now, so I suppose it's still being able to get laid the directors are focusing on. Thankfully, all the cringe-worthy moments have been kept, including the worse one EVER - Stifler thinking he's getting champagne poured on his head and not being able to taste the bubbles. You have to see it to believe it.
You've got the ongoing storyline with Jim and Nadia - and anyone who's seen the third cover of American Pie The Wedding, knows nothing happens there! And one of the sweetest moments happens right at the end of the movie, which paves the way for the third one.
You also see phone sex happening - don't do if you have more than one phone in the house - threesomes, girl on girl action, and nearly some guy on guy action!!!
This is a good movie - I'm just hoping the third ones knocks this one into oblivion.