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,…
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.
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…
My awed reaction to this shambling apocalypse comedy is no doubt colored by the fact that it's an oasis in a summer of bloated, joyless, machine-built blockbusters. While there no avoiding term like "self-indulgent" to describe Seth Rogen and his Hollywood friends (all using real names) fending off the apocalypse, something cannot be self-indulgent without also being personal. Rogen and co. quite sincerely reckon with their lifestyle—if not the sin part, then certainly the way it affects their friendships—while also going way out on a limb for laughs (Danny McBride's semen monologue is something else) or end-of-the-world mayhem. Suggested double feature: Post Tenebras Lux.
Like Superbad, one of my favorite movies, This is The End is ultimately the story of male friendship. Where it differs from that film (besides a drugged out and hilariously crass Michael Cera) is that the story is much looser and often drifts away from the central narrative for some of the film’s funniest scenes. We get the sense that comedy and fun come first in the script, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Although the movie may not be more than a good time, it’s a really good time.
As a fan of the show Undeclared, I was happy to see Jay Baruchel pop up as one of the film’s main characters. Career wise, Jay hasn’t been nearly…
If you hate Michael Cera, you'll love this.
"Hermione just stole all of our shit"
This could have easily been awful self service fan wank a la "Jay and SIlent Bob Strike Back" but "This Is the End" makes for self reflexive cinema gold with equal parts free form comedy, outrageous gore and carnage and horror elements. Danny McBride steals the show easily and one of the more disturbing celebrity cameos I've ever seen can be found near the end.
Volt benne potenciál. Remek lehetőség lett volna egy önreflexiós, kifigurázós, karikatúra szerű filmhez a "magunkat jobban oltjuk le, mint te" jelmondat alapján. De ehelyett kaptunk egy ígéretesen induló majd unalmas nyivákolásba fulladó 2 órás ökörködés a haverokkal. Nem ajánlom feltétlen. Max ha nagyon nagyon kedveled ezeknek a karaktereknek minden húzását.
Surprisingly not terrible! In fact, I pretty much enjoyed it. So I didn't laugh much, but it was never less than watchable, and the fantasy horror action stuff worked really well.