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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.
YES! YES! YES!
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
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
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,…
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…
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…
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.
Absurdly hilarious, consistently entertaining, strong in its self-awareness, and very rewatchable, THIS IS THE END makes for one truly hysterical comedy, and I've had a blast with it each time I've seen it. Always love watching actors play themselves in movies.
"He's talking about us giving off a rapey vibe."
This is the funniest film that has come out in quite a while. The cast, acting as themselves, was excellent and the mostly ad libbed script is entertaining. There were multiple laugh out loud moments that were quite memorable. Some parts are over the top, but for this film it works. If you are easily offended by toilet humor and cursing, then this is not for you. Overall, this is a fun film and you can tell the actors had fun making it.
THE GIST: Featuring basically every Judd Apatow born celebrity currently dominating the contemporary comedy scene, THIS IS THE END is a stellar directorial debut from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Following a slew of "characters" we are mostly already very familiar with, as the celebrities in the film play themselves. Rogen, Jonah Hill, Rihanna, Michael Cera, etc. all gather at James Franco's pad for a Hollywood bash that Mr. Hill characteristically calls "tight". Then the apocalypse happens. What follows is an outrageous procession of raunch and horror beats that, for awhile, tend to drag on without being necessarily funny as they are clever. But the last third of the film really changes the game, as the characters are freed from…
Michael Cera is the best.
A lot better then I thought it would be.
La verdad es que tiene sus buenos momentos pero en algunas partes sentí que divagaba mucho, también noté ciertos bachecitos de producción que le quitaron seriedad al asunto. A pesar de ser una comedia, la verdad es que no me generó muchas risas.
PD: James Franco es ese actor que odias pero que sale hasta en los comerciales de cereales.
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