American Pie and Police Academy
by, 04-17-2012 at 06:19 AM (696 Views)
After rewatching most of the American Pie series, I came to realize how similar it is to the Police Academy series. Both series are popular and have strong editions in the comedy genre. The Police Academy series forced out a sequel every year after the original released in 1984 until Mission to Moscow, which was released in 1994. The American Pie series started in 1999 and released a couple years apart until the straight to DVD releases started. The DVD releases went every year from 2005 to 2007 then went back to every other year releases.
Eugene Levy(Noah Levenstein) and George Gaynes(Commandant Lassard) both played mentoring roles in each series and were the only actors to reprise their role in every installment. The American Pie and Police Acedemy series have both had a revolving cast throughout the years. They brought back many characters to both tie in the early installments with later movies and try to keep the spirit of the original.
I feel I have become a bigger American Pie fan over the Police Academy series over the years. I think the sequels are just stronger in the American Pie series and keep the true spirit of the original. Or I am just that big of a pervert and prefer the raunchy comedy stylings more. The Police Academy sequels just start to fail in my opinion. After seeing the American Reunion in the theater, I had these thoughts about comedy series and really wanted to show my love for the American Pie series.
Here are my rankings for the American Pie movies.
8. American Pie : Band Camp (2005)
7. American Pie : Book of Love (2009)
6. American Pie : Beta House (2007)
5. American Wedding (2003)
4. American Pie : The Naked Mile (2006)
3. American Reunion (2012)
2. American Pie 2 (2001)
1. American Pie (1999)
I would rank the Police Academy series but I feel I need to revisit them to give them a proper ranking.