'CulanDephi' returns to tell you all about the Seth Rogan-scripted/Apatow-produced SUPER BAD!!!
Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. KNOCKED UP is fuckin' hilarious. I'm hoping SUPER BAD is the chocolate to KNOCKED UP's peanut butter, the kleenex to KNOCKED UP's lotion. What? Eww... Anyway, Jonah Hill is great... he's the fat kid from 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN who wants to buy the disco boots from Catherine Keener and he was the fat hotdog guy in ACCEPTED. Put him together with George Michael from ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT and a script from Seth Rogen then we have a winning combo. Same deal as 'CulanDephi's' previous report on SHOOTER. Early screening, not finished product, etc, etc. Little to no spoilers.
Don't know if anybody out there has heard of this movie yet. Apatow is a co-producer and the fact that his film Knocked Up is due soon may be the reason why. Anywho, this movie is written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and directed by Greg Mottola. When you look up Greg on IMDB you'll see that he directed a few episodes of "The Comeback." Please, for the love of God, don't hold that against him or this film. If you don't know who Seth Rogen is stop reading right now. Seriously, just click somewhere else on this page and visit one of Harry's sponsors. The movie stars Michael Cera (the kid from Arrested Development), Jonah Hill (unfamiliar to me too), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (newcomer), Seth Rogen and Bill Hader from SNL. OK, sorry for all the fluff. I went into this film not knowing anything about it other than Seth Rogen and Bill Hader. So, no expectations. When I saw Michael Cera in it I had a flicker of hope. Was my hope justified? Oh my god, yes. And young Mr. Cera isn't even the reason why. Wherever they got Jonah Hill from was pure brilliance. This kid, along with Cera and the newcomer, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, are the three funniest characters to come to cinema in a long time. This movie is as funny as, dare I say it? Yes, I dare, Anchorman. (And I mean the first version of Anchorman screened, not the test audience "re-cut" that was released to the unfortunate masses.) Not a fan of Anchorman? You're an idiot. But no worries, this film will have you rolling as these kids run around trying to buy booze for a party thrown by girls they hope to score with. While all of this goes down "hilarious hi-jinks" ensue and Cera and Hill's characters come to grips with going to separate colleges the next year. This movie is funny and has those "feel good" moments that help the film but don't bog it down in gayness. In fact, the ony "bad" part about this film is Seth Rogen and Bill Hader who play two police officers that run into the kids now and again throughout the film. They are funny in their own right but are completely blown away by the three "heroes" of the picture. I will say that, at times the film slows a tiny bit in the second act (when Rogen and Hader show up) but the rest of the comedy more than makes up for it. Remember the name Super Bad and do yourelf a favor and see it when it's released. I am sorry for this pathetic review but I don't want to spoil it for anybody and only hope to spur a good talk back session.
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Feb. 16, 2007, 6:17 p.m. CST
by Lando Griffin
There's something I supposed to say here...
Feb. 16, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
I'm feeling pretty good today...
Feb. 16, 2007, 6:22 p.m. CST
"If you don't know who he is, get out of here". Wow, because he's been in one wide release movie, and he wasn't even the main character, so everyone should know his name? I happen to know who he is but still, I don't think any less of those who don't.<p> Anyway, I have friends who have seen this and the feedback was really positive.
Feb. 16, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST
How can I lose?
Feb. 16, 2007, 6:47 p.m. CST
sorry, but i thought that review was kinda funny. i AM looking forward to this tho because i heart george michael, and that fat kid is pretty damned funny too, and so is seth rogan. so they better not disappoint!!
Feb. 16, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST
Is horrible, I know, but this movie is fuckin' hilarious. In one scene, a girl asks Jonah Hill's character if he can get her some booze. She says, "you know, if you scratch my back I'll scratch yours." To which Hill's character replies, "funny thing about back, it's attached to my dick." That line alone is worth seeing this film and there are plenty more. I just hope that they don't edit it too much and ruin it as they did with Anchorman.
Feb. 16, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST
If it truly is then this movie will immidiately make it onto my favorite movies list. And with George Michael thrown in there? It may actually surpass Anchorman...!
Feb. 16, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST
Attended a sneak preview screening at the studios last week w/ the cast. Got to say, this movie was hysterical. Michael Cera is so funny as just being his straight deadpan self. Jonah Hill was like the angry grown up "Chunk" from Goonies, most of the film, but still played a nice contrast to Cera's nice guy image. Then there was Christopher Mintz-Plasse who was the ultimate geek who goes on the adventure of a lifetime w/ the cops in the film. A new coming of age buddy film right up there w/ Weird Science, American Pie and Breakfast Club. This movie isnt slated out til like August the studio rep said, not sure why, it's ready to go next week and will have you laughing your ass off!!!
Feb. 16, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST
I've seen better home movies by Helen Keller.
Feb. 16, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST
by El Scorcho
No. Actually, I didn't see it.
Feb. 16, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST
WTF? This is a bullshit reference: "And I mean the first version of Anchorman screened, not the test audience "re-cut" that was released to the unfortunate masses..." - seriously WHATHEFUCK? most or the readers of your review probably didn't see an UNRELEASED version of Anchorman - you're using a reference that none of us can reference - you do it agaion in the talkback above... the only point you seem to be makin is that "the Anchorman i saw was better than teh one you saw... and the same just might go for Superbad. so don't blame me if you don't like it - i saw the GOOD version!" Shabby skills dude.
Feb. 16, 2007, 8:21 p.m. CST
Or captain whatever... I was saying that the Anchorman that I saw was even funnier than the extremely funny Anchorman that was released. And that Super Bad is still funnier. I think it's funny that you were so pissed off with the review that it actually affected your typing in your talkback response. Shabby skills, dude.
Feb. 16, 2007, 9:51 p.m. CST
'teh' was left in on purpose. it might be my favorite net word. i'm probably just pissed that there's a much funnier version of Anchorman out there somewhere. gah!
Feb. 16, 2007, 10:24 p.m. CST
1. Michael Cera is brilliant. I hear that he improvs a lot of his "AD" stuff. Whether or not that's true, I don't know. 2. "Anchorman" wasn't funny. I laughed twice. I counted. But I realize that I'm in the minority and mentally inferior.
Feb. 16, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST
we anchorman lovers understand that you don't think lines like 'a whale's vagina' and 'is that sex panther you're wearing?' are funny. anchorman aside, michael cera is beyond.
Feb. 17, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST
Just watched episode 5 of Undeclared (Sick In The Head) Written by and starring old Seth Rogen. It fucking killed me. Further proof of Rogen's ability; He is a novelist.
Feb. 17, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST
by half vader
- I'm in a glass case of emoion.
Feb. 17, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST
by half vader
Catchphrases gotta eat. Except for that stupid fuck this/how did this happen. Starve that fucker.
Feb. 17, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST
by half vader
Actually listening to the commentaries right now. Favreau doing Rogen and Mongie Kyle Gass are funny. Mottola did a few eps. They're the new comedy mafia but I don't care.
Feb. 17, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST
by half vader
O.K. I'll stop.
Feb. 17, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST
I know we're hardly into the year, but as I was anticipating Knocked Up to be the funniest movie of the year, and having now seen both it and Super Bad, I have to say Super Bad just might be the funniest movie of the year, since it's a lot funnier than Knocked Up. And I have to disagree with the review in one aspect, Seth Rogen and Bill Hader were extremely funny as the cops. Rogen's Handlebar 'Stach alone is funny. Overall though the movie is hilarious.
Feb. 17, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST
I can't understand the love.
Feb. 17, 2007, 2:59 a.m. CST
by T 1000 xp professional
I have no idea but i'm actually dying of laughter when i read El Scorcho's comment, I guess it was the build-up with other comment.....muy nice, now i may go to bed
Feb. 17, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST
by Norm Cascade
Am I the only one who found that version to be complete dogshit? There were funny parts, don't get me wrong, but if we're talking about the stupid plot about "The Alarm Clock" bank robbers, then this reviewer can fuck off. That version was just too fucking lame to even comprehend.
Feb. 17, 2007, 7:27 a.m. CST
by Uncle Stan
Feb. 17, 2007, 9:48 a.m. CST
by half vader
Didn't you see the story down there - "Aaron Eckhart! Harvey Dent! It's True!" Posted on Thursday?
Feb. 17, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST
If you're talking about any of the footage that made it into that "extra", I have serious doubts about your reviewing abilities.
Feb. 17, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST
A Piece of Shit. What a Piece of Shit. Oh What a Piece of Shit. Fuck my Ass, Oh What a Piece of Shit.
Feb. 17, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST
Anchorman was not a good movie to call someone who's not a fan an idiot just makes you look stupid. As for knocked up i hate that hairy fairy can't say a sentence with.....out ......pausing stupid looking cunt! ohh yeah the fat kid from 40 year old virgin.... sorry i missed that one. Might have been because it was not a sence i care to remember. The saving grace of that film if you can call it that is the two asian people in it. And the saving grace in Ron Burgundy's little adventure is fucking jack black !
Feb. 17, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST
If you thought 'Sick In The Head' was funny, wait until you see 'Truth or Dare' ... funniest Undeclared episode, written by Rogen
Feb. 17, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST
What the fuck kind of backwards, Bizarro sense of humor do you have? The Pair O' "Hilarious" Pakistanis in 40-Year-Old-Virgin just tried waayyy to hard (Look, they poke fun at the Taliban! LOLZ!!), and JB in Anchorman was sadly off his game (plus he was only there for two fucking seconds). Both things you listed were the LEAST funny parts about those respective films.
Feb. 17, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST
um... maybe you should just wait to post until whoever that is fucking your ass with a piece of shit is fall inished... just sit the next couple of plays out, man.
Feb. 17, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST
i need Mario Teaches Typing.
Feb. 17, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST
by Red Ned Lynch
Sorry. I watched it after you did. And the war on terror broke out again. My bad.
Feb. 18, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST
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