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American Pie: Band Camp
 
Year : 2005
Country : United-States


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Dancing_P  [ 3.5 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

In the tradition of Disney's superfluous DTV cash cows comes American Pie: Band Camp, a film so utterly useless and unoriginal it actually recycles much of the same soundtrack (tellingly, songs by bands who have gotten big are now covered by no-name bands) as its previous incarnations. Because none of the original cast chose to come back, the story instead focuses on Stifler's little brother Matt (Tad Hilgenbrink). Now that Steve Stifler is a well-to-do pornographer, his brother wants to follow in his footsteps. A graduation-day prank goes awry, however, and Matt finds himself sent away to band camp by guidance counselor Chuck Sherman (Chris Owen, reprising his role from the first three even though everyone was kind of sick of him by the end of the first one). Much hijinx ensue as carbon-copy Matt interacts with such original characters as the ghetto Asian, the snooty rich prick, the tattooed rock slut, the angelic virgin, the robot-building dweeb and the fat guy who looks distressingly like Forrest Whittaker. It's basically every summer camp movie ever made tossed in a blender with the first three incarnations, resulting a formless sludge passed off as comedy. Gags revolve around getting your dick stuck in things, Ipecac and sperm in a bottle of sunblock, which is about on par with the series but done in a drab, witless fashion. If there's anything I can say about the first two American Pie movies, it's that they approached tired joke material with rather surprising enthusiasm. Not so here. Hilgenbrink does a decent Seann William Scott impression, but he never comes off as anything more than a cheap SNL skit, while the rest of the cast fills in their generic roles with minimal struggle. There are two exceptions to this rule: the very sweet and beautiful Arielle Kebbel (who fils in the angelic virgin slot) who at least acts like a real person and not some sort of Mad Lib punchline. There's also Eugene Levy, sinking to new depths for a paycheck, who reprises his role through a very flimsy explanation. He gets one or two laughs, which is already better than the so-called lead of this so-called comedy. It's actually not as bad as I had imagined it would; jokes fall flat instead of being resoundingly unfunny, but I guess it probably would have been more beneficial to the movie to suck even more. At least people would remember it after a week.

crash05  [ 2.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

Enough Already! The first two were good, the third one,not so much, but this one. Enough is enough. First of all, little stifler is nowhere near as cool, as big bro was. They were supposed to be the same age, but this stifler looks barely into puberty. It's just a silly movie for a new generation of crude joke lovers, and teenagers and middle schoolers everywhere. The original was way better. Does anyone else hate when they do sequels with no original characters in it? What's the point? Terrible film

DokBrowne  [ 4.0 ]    [ add to preferred ]    [ email this review to a friend ]

Dancing_P basically covers it, except I disagree about the angelic virgin character - she was extremely annoying, I thought, just like everyone else. I begrudgingly admit that it being a summer camp movie, and a teen movie, and a zany one, I was almost endeared to it by the end, but the humor was still awful, the acting awful (Stifler Jr. does an uncanny Seann William Scott, but that also requires him to be as nerve-grating as possible most of the time), the script awful. It's awful, but you might not mind watching it. The titilation, though in greater quantity than the last 3 movies, still seems an obligatory device that the movie doesn't care that much about, at least not enough to properly revel in it whenever someone gets naked or prepares for sex. Oh well.

youngg8578   4.0  ]
brian   4.0  ]

 
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