It makes me feel insanely old, but it is factually true that this amazing movie turned 13 today. Not only is it one of my favorite comedies ever, it's currently at #23 of my all time ranking!
And now that my shameless plug for our website is done, I can tell you how timeless I think it really is. A lot of comedies, especially ones that were released in that 2000-2010 golden era, are sort of disappointing upon rewatch. A perfect example is the movie we reviewed on today's episode of LCB, 'Waiting…'. I hadn't seen it since high school, but remembered it being a pleasant, funny movie that I enjoyed! Well, rewatching it fired a fucking nuclear torpedo right into that opinion, because it was not only much less funny than I remembered, but extremely off putting. Remember when the half the movie was Ryan Reynolds and David Koechner hitting on a 17 year old? And the formers only characterization comes in the form of realizing that having sex with minors is wrong? I sure didn't remember.
Anyway, Superbad is one movie that has stood the test of time in a great way. There is a reference here or there that might date it a little, but the core humor in every single line is timeless. Not to mention it is simply a perfectly cast movie. Hill and Cera are the best leads you could ask for in a comedic, coming-of-age movie, and the tertiary characters (namely Rogen and Hader) are unbeatable. Not only is the actual movie a great rewatch, but I highly recommend watching the blooper reel as well.
Why the fuck did Hanson show up to the premiere of this movie??
Anyway, let's do a little ranking. Apatow basically owned the market of 2000's comedies, so this should be a hard 3 to pick. Am I taking some liberties by calling some of these "Apatow" movies? Sure, but it makes for a harder ranking, don't it? Click HERE if the form doesn't work on your device.