I didn't think it was *that bad*. Hohoho. Definitive. Teen culture is crushingly depressing, which makes for great comedy. Superbad gets quite dark without seeming to realize it has, because it doesn't really question anything that's going on. It just all happens, like a paralysis nightmare.
I dont really get this film. The humour doesn't cut it for me...its all very predictable after min 15. Predictability is the very poison of cinema. Interestingly, I can almost draw a comparison with Wayne's World which also emerges from American teen culture. In stark contrast WW has some killer humour and super witty script, oozes originality throughout and delivers a hilarious caricature of the youth of that era.
The opening thirty minutes are crude and hilarious. The seventy minutes that follow are crude and not particularly hilarious, veering between being mildly amusing and, quite literally, super-bad. The film is redeemed however by its heartwarming and unexpectedly moving finale. Michael Cera is, as ever, a very funny presence.