I watched American Wedding on a whim a few weeks ago, and thought I might as well trek back to the roots of this just-so-happens pretty infamous franchise to see how it all started, and what it's all about.
Not that it's not about anything more than you'd expect it be about. It's sex, school and party all the way - and the story can be summed up pretty simply:
four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
Fortunately it's a bit less superficial than it seems. The characters all evolve and learn about themselves and what's really important with life, and love and all of that. Similar to American Wedding it starts immature and shallow, but ends well. Maybe not with depth, but with purpose.
The humor's crazy of course. It's crude, and sometimes crappy, but even the awkward moments are usually awkwardly entertaining. It doesn't feel nearly as polished as the movie I watched first, though, so I think there's hope the sequel may be better yet.
All the usual characters from the sequels were there from the start btw. It's a bit weird seeing them grow in the wrong order like this, and making sense of the references in the sequels, but the more you see them the more you want to see more of them. Hopefully I'll watch the second soon and fill the gap within this initial trilogy. This was... not bad, but not for the fancy. It's American Pie. That's why.
rated 3/5: not bad