The core concept: Superbad gives a hilarious insight into one wild night for three high school losers. It is vulgar and shocking, but true to life and probably super-relatable for the high school-aged boy. It features great break-out performances by all three leads, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (who will never live down the character of McLovin). The film is funny and sharp, and despite how appalling these guys may seem, there is still a strong heart to it. Essentially it comes down to the story of two best friends who are soon going to be apart as they both go to different colleges. The triumphs and downfalls of friendship are wonderfully captured, and for a film that is so high on crude humour, it actually has a lot of morality to it.
How it leads to The End: Superbad is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, who collaborate again, this time both writing and directing This is the End. Seth and Evan were thirteen years old when they began writing the script to Superbad, which is both highly impressive and a little concerning. Also, lead actors Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, as well as Seth Rogen himself are all main cast members of This is the End.
Memorable scene: Superbad has funny moments galore, but what is most funny and endearing is the relationship between Seth, Evan and Fogel. These three characters go together so well and have such great chemistry. The scene where Fogel shows Seth and Evan his fake ID and renames himself McLovin is definitely a stand-out moment of the film. The reactions from Seth and Evan are priceless.
Survival kit status: Superbad is a funny film, no doubt, but the humour fades on re-watch. The jokes are mostly fast-paced conversation that while hilarious and shocking at first, do not deliver lots of laughs after you’ve heard them once. This is one I’d have to leave behind.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_jJ5RmvSCk]
Adriana Floridia is a girl who has been passionate about film her whole life. Get to know her on Twitter @adrifloridia.