Seth Rogen has good reasons to be passionate about his place in Hollywood. He got his start in one of the most beloved high school TV series of all time (Freaks And Geeks:) and then write one of the most popular high school films all time (Super bad) He has many other accomplishments (including a turn in the Best Picture category), but that says a lot about the quality of the projects he’s still asked about to this day.
Referring to her Fabelmans star player, Rogen tells People In a new interview, it’s crazy that Gabe LaBelle is 19 years old and his and his friends’ favorite movie. Super bad. So for some reason it never changed,” he says of the film’s lasting legacy. Then he adds a bold claim. “No one has made a good high school movie since.”
Okay, okay, we know Seth Rogen is a comedy writer, and a nonsensical comment shouldn’t be taken as gospel. But let’s put the claim to the test anyway. Has since then has someone made a good high school movie. Obviously, yes. The trickier question is, has anyone ever made a high school movie? how is it good since then? There are some strong contenders eg dope, Edge Of Seventeen, Lady Birdor even To all the boys I’ve loved before.
Limiting the status to similar, goofy comedies is a narrower field. Easy Aled by Super bad actress Emma Stone is a favorite example. Perhaps more of a spiritual heir Super bad It’s Olivia Wilde Booksmart:. However, we will give him the following. angsty dirty ball teen boys probably haven’t had a picture of that caliber since Rogen’s big deal.
The same could probably be said for stoner outcasts Freaks And Geeks:, but don’t expect them to come back anytime soon. “I don’t think anyone would. It’s so rare that you do something in your career that actually just looks good,” Rogen said. People. “Now I know enough not to mess with it, just let it be okay and not try to revise again. And just let it exist.” Looks like it’s someone else’s turn to step up to the plate.