Is Seth Rogen Right? Has No One Made a Good High School Movie Since Superbad?
Recently, Seth Rogen made a bold statement that has left many people scratching their heads – that no one has made a good high school movie since 2007’s Superbad. But is he right?
The question has sparked conversation among moviegoers. Rogen himself was surprised when his co-star Gabriel LaBelle, who was only four years old when Superbad released, spoke highly of the comedy. It was then that Rogen made the statement that no one has made a good high school movie since then.
But a strong case can be made for movies that have released since then. Take Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut Booksmart, for example, which currently has a score of 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Then there’s Emma Stone’s Easy A, which reinvigorated interest in Natasha Bedingfield’s “Pocketful of Sunshine.” Not to mention The Edge of Seventeen and Dope. All of these films were set in high school, and it seems a majority of people agree that they are good.
So, was Rogen’s statement accurate? Perhaps he was simply joking, or maybe he meant to say there hasn’t been a high school movie as good as Superbad since its release. Either way, it’s clear that there have been some great high school movies since 2007.
Interestingly, Superbad producer Judd Apatow revealed during the Inside of You podcast with Michael Rosenbaum last year that he wanted to make a sequel. But they ultimately decided against ruining a good thing. Apatow had the idea of Jonah Hill flunking out of college and showing up to visit Michael Cera at college. But the idea was rejected because the team didn’t want to risk ruining the classic movie.
It seems that Superbad is a movie that will live on in the hearts of many. And while there have been some great high school movies since its release, none have quite matched its success.