American Wedding was the 2nd best of the trilogy, the first movie being the best (ain't that usually the case?). That being said, this movie deserves it's R rating and much more. But we all know that many people under 17 will see this movie, especially when it comes out on DVD.
I work with the brother of Thomas Ian Nicholas, who plays Kevin, and got to meet him about 4 years ago when he came into the office. I actually had a chance to go to the world premiere of American Wedding, but my friend didn't have my cell phone # to call and tell me he had 2 extra tickets. I was busy anyways, oh well. But they went to the after parties and were out till 4 am. My friend didn't get in until after lunch
The one actor who has most benefitted most from these movies is Seann William Scott, who plays Stifler. He's got that look and acting ability, where he can go from acting goofy and crass, to being a mass murderer who tells jokes while he's slashing people (kinda like Freddy Kreuger). I've been seeing the previews for The Rundown, with him and The Rock and they look pretty good. The action sequences are incredible.
All in all, American Wedding is completing the trilogy on a strong note. I hope they don't, but they will probably do an American Pie High School 10 Year Reunion movie in 2009. Boy that oughta be fun!
On a side note, AMC Theaters where I saw this movie, put up a blurb before the movie saying that they are carding anyone under 25 for an R rated movie? That seems like a waste of time. When I was watching 28 Days Later (which is at least an R), these 3 young kids (11-13?) come in by themselves and starting watching the movie, with all of it's full frontal nudity, bad language and gore. But they were smart, they got up and left in the middle of the movie, when they found out how much a piece of crap the movie was.