It's all about whether the humor fires on all cylinders with these films. The timing and execution and acting of the jokes are spot on, so the movies can be dumb and it's okay.
Saw Express today and thought it was hilarious. Glad to see ol' Franco back in an Apatow(?) work since Freaks and Geeks. He really made this one.
Exactly man. The Apatow films are all about the jokes, facial expressions, etc.... the story lines are all pretty much irrelevant IMO. I thank god someone has the balls to produce raunchy, R rated comedies that deal with drug use, sex, and vile language. I can relate to all of these flicks and for my generation, it's a breath of fresh air. I too was skeptical of the work being watered down.... but when you think about it, the writers, directors, etc... all differ. KEEP EM COMING JUD...I'll be first in line almost every time.