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This Is the End
Nothing ruins a party like the end of the world.
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
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If I could describe This Is the End in one word: A BLAST! This was probably the most fun I've ever had in a movie theater.
The all-star cast, the script, and the chaos was just all amazing! Everyone in this movie is so likable. These guys aren't even playing characters, they were being themselves! The chemistry is just outstanding. This Is the End is like a big inside joke, and we are all a part of it laughing our asses off with the cast.
Just look at this cast. I mean how could you not love a movie with: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride. Are you serious!? These…
Oh My God! I now seriously feel like wanting to put on my Daniel Bryan “Respect the Beard” T-shirt, get myself pumped up, scruff up my beard with pride, raise my hands towards the Heaven with my fingers straight up and go on a parade shouting
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Good Heavens YES! This is the ultimate. This is like my special food. This is the End is the one film that I have been specifically waiting for all this while and finally I watched it. Now I feel like having experienced the Stoner Comedy Nirvana. Holy Yes. I am so happy that I am bordering on being called…
Fun is such an infectious thing. With perhaps the exception of Franco I don't care much for most of the cast involved. They've had their moments, but usually they only seem to do their thing and keep repeating that. In This is the End they do the exact same thing, but they do it while taking the piss out of each other and, most notably, themselves and their lifestyle.
That automatically imbues this film with an anarchic energy and humour that, despite its bouts of crass and lowbrow comedy, remains hilarious and entertaining because all involved clearly had an obscene amount of fun making this.
It's Rogen and Golberg's script that makes this ridiculous premise work. They play it straight,…
Only about a quarter of the jokes in This Is The End hit home for me, which is enough to still make it one of the funnest comedies of this century! The film is just relentless in its jokes; blunt raunch, hilarious satire, classy comedic diminishing, and in its own right a power punch end-all to all of the comedies of recent years. Its improvised energy is unbelievably irrepressible, and the straight-up good time that the truly funny cast is having on screen is just plain impossible to resist, despite any feelings that anyone may have towards the cast before seeing it. It's just a seriously, goofy good time.
It's almost, in its own right, the answer to the Marx…
This Is the End is an indulgent but self-deprecating apocalyptic comedy from Seth Rogen and his famous friends. Holed up in James Franco’s palatial Hollywood house following the End of Days, a bunch of A-list comedians (and Jay Baruchel) try and survive Hell on Earth and each other. With each actor playing exaggerated or twisted versions of their onscreen personas this is a very knowing and self-referential comedy that predominantly succeeds because of their willingness to openly mock their own image.
Despite the strong word of mouth I wasn’t particularly keen on seeing this. I rarely find the likes of Rogen, Hill and McBride funny and the premise sounded like it could descend into an indulgent circle jerk. Thankfully the…
We just get paid to act like we're hard… but we're not! We're soft! We're soft as baby shit!
This film, above all else, is about male friendships being put to the test after the complete collapse of society with the necessity of proper social etiquette no longer being relevant. It explores the mysteries of that bond that is male friendship within the male psyche. So obviously it contains references to masturbation, sodomy, drugs, pornography, homo-eroticism and a tasteful giant penis statue. All those are a given.
Although the religious remarks were incredibly offensive, I found this to be really funny movie that brought insight to the world of actors. I personally hated McBride's character, he was too obnoxious to even laugh at. The cultural references (Freaks & Geeks) were on point, the cameos (Aziz Ansari, Jason Segel) were great, but the story could've been better. But hey! An ending with the Backstreet Boys is an ending I can't complain about.
Really got exactly what I wanted out of this movie. I find it hilarious to watch actors play exaggerated versions of themselves. This is a very filthy romp through what we imagine to be the lives of some of the most popular young comedy actors today.... set against the background of the end times from Revelations.
This is a stoner comedy (as evidenced by, among other things, its over-long running time) but even though I wasn't stoned when I watched it it managed to draw me in because the actors (as opposed to their "characters") made the fun they were obviously having infectious. A great way to include your audience in a comedy of this style is to make them feel like they are in on all the jokes, as if they could contribute. I laughed hardest after the movie when I watched an outtake reel and read about the actual shooting of the film, which I imagine was many times as fun as the movie itself.
It's what you expect, nothing more
I only watched this because I was high...
This kept me laughing all the way through. A top tier comedy.
Quite alright movie.. It's funny, it has cool references to the hollywood life, the songs are played exactly at the right time and they make the scenes so much funnier.
My nephew was in town and we rented this for lack of knowing what the hell else to watch with a 16-year-old. None of us really liked it that much, though we agreed it was interesting to be privy to some Hollywood inside joking.
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