Is it just me, or is Superbad the most ridiculously unfunny, overrated movie ever, let alone this decade? I know what you’re thinking – Yes, it is just you, Superbad’s hilarious. The bit where that girl bleeds on the fat one. I nearly wet myself. I’ve heard it before and no amount of repeating the policemen’s lines in a really bad American accent will change my mind.
I’m not against comedies in general. Put on an Edgar Wright film and I’ll be in hysterics, it’s simply a difference in quality. Some critics may consider Superbad vulgar and unrealistic, but even this isn’t what’s wrong with the film. It’s just not funny.
I found it very difficult to believe that the three main characters would choose to be friends with each other, and the supposedly touching moments seemed incredibly fake alongside the plethora of dick ‘jokes’. The serious parts seem functionally inserted in order to fool critics that affection sits opposite lowbrow hilarity. Instead, it just comes across poorly written, poorly acted and poorly thought out. And I haven’t even mentioned McLovin.
If you just wistfully chuckled, shook your head, and repeated the name in a nostalgic way, shame on you. It’s up there amongst the ranks of ‘your mum’ comebacks, ‘garlic bread’ and the word ‘banter’, McLovin and his irritating replica t-shirts have been driven into the ground by people who can’t think of something funny to say themselves. It makes me rather angry.
If you violently disagree with my opinion, you’re probably not alone. However, I didn’t even mention the worst thing…I don’t like Anchorman either.