Superbad: 2 Disc Unrated Extended Edition

DVD Reviews | Dec 3rd, 2007

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Starring Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Written By: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Directed By: Greg Mottola
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Superbad was one of the funniest movies of the summer. Critics might have liked Knocked Up better but I thought Superbad was the funnier & better movie. Maybe the story was something I could relate to more? Superbad was a great movie because besides being overly funny; it was also realistic in the way teenagers act & talk.

Superbad is about the thing that is most important to a teenager: getting laid. Seth and Evan don’t want to go to college as virgins, so they try their hardest to score some chicks. With the help of their nerdy friend Fogell (a.k.a McLovin’), they embark on a plan to get invited to the “big party.” Fogell ends up getting a fake ID and tries to score some booze but with like most movies in this comedy genre, things don’t always go as plan. Seth and Evan flee the liquor store because they don’t want to get arrested and end up going somewhere with a stranger to get liquor. McLovin ends up being a witness to robbery at the liquor store and befriends the two idiot policeman that arrive at the scene of the crime. The three friends each go through many ordeals and incidents just to get laid. Ahh the things guys will do to get their willies wet.

Superbad isn’t an original movie but what it does exceed at is clever dialogue and hilarious scenes that blow other sex comedies out of the water. American Pie comes to mind when watching Superbad, because behind all the raunchy jokes, there’s something more than that. The guys in the movie discover there is more than just getting a girl and having sex with her. I loved the chemistry between Michael Cera and Jonah Hill. I’m convinced this isn’t the last time we’ll be seeing them acting opposite each other. I wonder if Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will write a sequel to the movie? I wasn’t sure if Michael Cera was star quality but after seeing this movie, I definitely think he can carry a movie. He certainly has a lot of talent and is quite funny, in a dry humor sort of way. Ever since I saw Jonah Hill as the perverted boot boy in 40 year Old virgin, I just knew that kid would start to appear more in movies. He’s definitely a great sidekick type of actor. Christopher Mintz-Plasse played a geek REALLY well…hmm maybe a little too well perhaps? I believe Seth Rogen and Bill Hader need to re-team to do a movie because they pretty much stole Superbad. Although that could be up to debate. I just thought those two playing bumbling policeman was hysterical. I think Hader’s line “Oh no the cops are here!” line had me rolling in the theaters. It’s just a simple line that was said perfectly, and spoofs all those teen movies when the cops show up. But Jonah Hill and Michael Cera had a lot of classic lines that people will be quoting for years.

The Unrated Extended Edition DVD has a plethora of bonus features! There’s a lot of funny deleted/alternate scenes, along with some bloopers. The deleted scenes were good but I can see why they were deleted. Cop Confessions was a half hour featurette of Bill Hader and Seth Rogen’s characters improvising with various characters. Many of the characters are played by many people who are known for improvising or been in shows that have improv in it. Some of the people featured in that featurette is Judd Apatow, Kristen Wiig, Craig Robinson, Chris Kattan, Nick Swardson and Justin Long. Other bonus features include a Making Of featurette, table reads, commentary, an exclusive first look at a new Seth Rogen movie, cast auditions and more!

The Superbad Unrated Extended Edition is really worth buying, unless you don’t really care about extra footage and bonus features. The extra footage wasn’t really noticeable too much but the few stuff they added in was okay. My only complaint with Superbad was it got a little long towards the end. Plus I swore the characters of Seth & Evan were gonna make out at the end. I’m sure you thought the same thing when they were sleeping next to each, in their sleeping bags. But anyway, If you enjoyed comedies like 40-Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up, American Pie; than you’ll really get a kick out of Superbad!

Unrated Footage Not Seen in Theaters
Menus Featuring More of Seth’s Doodles
Deleted and Extended Scenes
Gag Reel
Cop Car Confessions – Ride Along with Clark County’s Finest
The Making of Superbad
Original Table Read 2002 – Seth Rogan Reads the Part of “Seth”
Commentary with Filmmakers and Cast!
Pineapple Express: Exclusive First Look and More
Cast Audition Footage
Press Junket Meltdown
The Music of Superbad
Everyone Hates Michael Cera – The Unfortunate True Story
On-Set Diaries
And More!

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
SPANISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC

Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)

English, Spanish, French

Favorite Scenes: Home Ec, Cartoon Penis, any scenes with the cops
Rating: NR
Running Time: 118 minutes
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