There are many things that make their films work well, but the most important factor is that they have heart. Through the mask of obscene monologues and tit jokes, thereís actually a story in there that has real characters that people can relate to. It just so happens theyíre hilarious. That was the first thing that stood out to me in this film; the characters had heart, which made them that much more likable and funny.
Of course, it didnít hurt that the two leading characters were played by Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. I think America fell in love with Michael Cera on ďArrested DevelopmentĒ and he continues that funny character in this film. Heís great in it and the character works well. Jonah Hill also impressed me by how natural he looked in a leading role. He seemed right at home delivering the long, expletive laced monologues. It might be who he really is, but I donít care. He was great.
But the real question for a film like this is; is it funny? The answer to that is a resounding yes. Itís laugh out loud, bust a gut hilarious from start to finish. When itís not inducing pains in your side from laughter, itís keeping you entertained with smaller jokes throughout. Not only that, but the film is good too, so youíre actually interested in whatís happening on screen, not just waiting for the next joke. It didnít suffer from dry spells like previous Apatow comedies, the jokes kept coming and the audience kept laughing. Itís a funny film and one you can watch repeatedly.
Deleted and Extended Scenes (8:08): These were just as funny as anything in the movie. They could have been put in and it wouldnít have lost a step. However, the movie was getting long as it was, so Iím glad they put these as a special feature.
Line-o-rama (4:15): This is a collection of improvised lines that didnít make the cut. Theyíre funny because you get them in rapid fire succession so it doesnít give you time to be bored. These are very funny.
Gag Reel (4:28): Not many gag reels are worth watching, but this one is great. There are actual funny moments and not just lame line flubs. The whole thing is worth watching and it continues with the humor found in the movie.
Cop Car Confessions (9:45): There are four cameos from people like Justin Long riding in the back of the cop car talking to Seth Rogen and Bill Hader in character. Itís ok, but it gets a little dry after the initial laugh of the situations.
Making of Superbad (13:04): This is better than your average making-of featurette, but itís still a making-of featurette. The cast and crew talk about the basics of the movie and it shows some decent behind the scenes footage.
Vag-tastic Voyage (1:12): This was way out of place and I donít even know why it was on here. Some guy I donít know pays two girls to take their shirts off in his van. Again, I have no idea why this was on here.
Original Table Read (5:22): This is a basic table read, except Seth and Evan are read by Seth Rogen and Jason Segel. This is pretty boring, but it was fun to watch Rogen really get into his character.
Dancing Title Sequence (3:17): Here we get some behind the scenes stuff of Michael Cera doing the dancing title sequence. Actually, thatís misleading because most of the dancing we see is only on the menus, not in the movie.
Pineapple Express First Look (4:27): Pineapple Express is the next film from Rogen and Apatow and I was nervous about James Franco in a comedy role, but he made me laugh a couple of times, so this could be funny.
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