In a day and age where comedy has suffered numerous hours in PG-13 detention, it's unbelievably refreshing to see what Judd Apatow and his merry gang of misfits have been able to do with the genre. On the surface, Superbad sounds like the many teen sex comedies that have come before it: Three horny geeks desperately want to lose their virginity before heading off to college. But instead of providing us with a Xerox copy full of old, repetitive jokes, the film takes a bunch of familiar scenarios and updates them for a generation (and a decade) in need of its own classic.
Whereas the 80's were filled to the brim with raunchy teen-related comedies like Animal House, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Last American Virgin, Porky's (I can go on ...), Hollywood doesn't seem to have the balls anymore to tell it like it is. To show us what it's really like to be a kid graduating high school in the year 2007. Superbad isn't just designed to appeal to today's current crop of sex-obsessed teenagers -- it's for anyone who's ever found themselves at a point where your friends are your entire world. Not only are they there to help score you a six-pack, but it's your friends who help define your experiences and create new, long-lasting memories. That's really what Superbad is about -- and if anyone disagrees, they can (quite frankly) f*ck off.