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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,…
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.
I was worried this was going to be a stoner comedy, but it moved beyond that and became a surprisingly smart, funny film about friendship and the apocalypse, I thought Jonah Hill and James Franco were the strongest of the cast, and I hope it's true that Franco created the paintings that hang in his movie house,
YOU THINK I IRON MY CLOTHES? NAH I HAVE A TUMBLE DRYER THAT HAS AN IRON BUILT INTO IT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW THAT WORKS. Someone should invent a giant tumble dryer that like people can play in and run around and have fun in. Yo James Dyson should make that. That man needs to step his game up man, he has done cool stuff like the cyclone hoover and the bladeless fan, but he needs to do more to become a top innovator. He could be the next Steve Jobs. Steve invented lasagne man. Dyson needs to do more if he wants to be like Steve. Stop making hoovers and fans, fuck that. Make a giant tumble dryer, or…
Loved the first 30 minutes I laughed like stupids as the whole story was so cool. Everyone playing themselves, Seth Rogen being the same guy like all of his films, Jay trying to fit in with Seth’s friend, Franco being ‘such a friend’, Jonah being a wanker, Cera the cokehead. I mean shit! The shit was for real, couldn't have been better for me as I love all of their films. But sadly that whole apocalypse thing ruined it for me, I mean it was still funny and cool, but not that awesome.
This was the last movie I saw hanging out with Dad on vacation, though he slept through most of it. Again, proving my susceptibility to hype, I was a little let down, though I still solidly enjoyed it, (though I was distracted by a little packing). An outrageous and interesting premise that sounds funnier than the execution, though there are some pretty good bits-such as the exorcism. Enjoyed myself, though probably would have laughed a lot harder in the theater.
Amusing movie, i had a good laugh. The actors didn't take themselves seriously, i like that.
And every movie that makes fun of Seth Rogen and the Green Hornet gets a +1 from me!
Appreciated that Rogen & company didn't keep all the humour self-referential. Best material is contained in the video diaries.
Very dirty but very hilarious. Michael Cera alone made me laugh a ton.
Much discussion has been had on the choice of these comedic actors playing "alt versions" of themselves and whether it gets old or not. That was actually my chief concern for This is the End. I for one, will stand on the "it doesn't" side. Sure, the movie opens and there are some easy jokes ("Seth Rogan laughs funny", "Michael Cera is a jerk", "Robinson sweats a lot", "James Franco is pretentious"). But even after the those jokes die down a little, the familiarity you already have with these guys plays into how you view the film.
The movie does drag on for a moment or two in the middle, but besides that I was laughing throughout. R-Rated comedies aren't my favorite, but I didn't regret seeing this apocalyptic comedy.
Not what I expected. And that's not entirely a bad thing.
Though, it's not entirely a good thing either.
There's plenty of solid laughs to be found here, but they're often sandwiched between unfunny jokes that go on too long.
Worth a rental. Just don't watch it with your mom.
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