Seth Rogen has sparked a conversation

Seth Rogen has sparked a conversation on social media after declaring that no one has “made a good high school movie” since the 2007 film Superbad.

In a recent interview with People, the 40-year-old actor revealed that his The Fabelmans co-star Gabriel LaBelle spoke highly of the comedy he wrote with friend and collaborator Evan Goldberg.

The 20-year-old actor was only four years old when the flick – which stars Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bill Hader, and Emma Stone – was released in theatres.

Speaking about Labelle’s comment, Rogen said: “What’s crazy is that Gabe LaBelle is like, 19 years old, and his and his friends’ favorite movie is Superbad. So it never changed for some reason. No one’s made a good high school movie since then.”

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Superbad is a fan favorite to this day. Credit: Cinematic Collection / Alamy
In other parts of the interview, the Neighbors star also opened up about the TV series Freaks and Geeks – which he starred in back in the 90s – and said that he wouldn’t do a revival.

“I don’t think anyone would do it,” Rogen explained. “It’s so rare that you do something in your career that is actually just viewed as good. I know enough now not to f*** with that, to just let it be good and not try to go revisit it and just let it exist.”

However, many people were more focused on the Pineapple Express actor’s remarks regarding high school movies and took to their social media platforms to share their opinions.

One user disagreed with Rogen and simply shared pictures of movies The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), The Edge of Seventeen (2016), Lady Bird (2016), and Booksmart (2019).

Another user wrote: “Do Revenge was comedy gold and it released just last year, so.”

A third commented: “Easy A was one of the most realistic high school movies ever! It was actually so good at showing how rumors and gossip circulate in high schools and misinformation spreads!”


Meanwhile, other people agreed with Rogen’s critique, as one person stated: “Superbad is an amazing coming-of-age movie and there hasn’t been a better one since then.”

Another person expressed: “Honestly superbad is such a f***ing good high school movie it doesn’t make sense to compare it to anything that’s come out since. once in a generation s***. great script. perfect performances. iconic f***in movie.”

According to Complex, Superbad producer Judd Apatow revealed last year during the Inside of You podcast with Michael Rosenbaum that he wanted to make a sequel for the comedy but decided against it.

“I know that Jonah [Hill] said ‘Oh it’ll be funny to do it when we’re 70 or 80,’ but I really wanted them to do a Superbad in college where Jonah flunks out of college and just shows up and visits Michael Cera at college,” the 55-year-old said.

“Everyone was like ‘Nah we don’t want to screw up Superbad by accidentally making a crappy second one,’” he continued.

“And I would always say the same thing: ‘Well that’s like saying don’t make the second episode of the Sopranos. Like, so why do you think we would screw up the second one?’”, he added.






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