Are you a Seth Rogen fan?
This is still a Seth Rogen movie to its core. At 34, the scruffy comic writer-actor covers familiar ground: weed jokes, bodily fluid jokes, fat-guy jokes, and pop-culture references galore. There are also parenting jokes, social-norm jokes, and escrow jokes -- and if you're unfamiliar with escrow, welcome to the punch line.
More than any of Rogen's man-children-on-an-adventure comedies, Neighbors 2 is about growing up and drifting away, a millennial-woes episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm. Don't go in expecting a guffawing pothead from Pineapple Express. This is a self-conscious Rogen, one who spent time on his press tour apologizing for Superbad's "blatantly homophobic" jokes, and it gives the comedy more bite.