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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.
Not as funny on the second time but still a very solid comedy. Could have been cut a little, comedies should be in and out in 90 minutes. Some of the impov kinda goes nowhere. Danny McBride is probably one of the greatest villains ever.
It's official. I have fallen out of love with "This is the End". I loved the film the first time I watched it in theaters, and upon viewings the score has been dropped. This is like my fourth viewing, and the jokes kind of got old now. It's still funny, but it's not downright hilarious, like I remembered it to be. The ensemble is fantastic and so is the script, but most of the jokes fell flat during this watch. I loved the fact it's self aware, and the directing and writing do that flawlessly, but all comedies nowadays (sadly) usually have a hit or miss factor to them, which "This is the End" now posses for me. The first…
Uneven. Per usual, there are tidbits of brilliance, the best of which equates hating Forrest Gump with hipsterdom. Also, acute jokes about gluten, smoking and drinking as necessaries of sane living, Franco's awareness of his own absurd multi-media aspirations. Lots of down moments too, like everything outside the beginning, because I just don't relate to the creators' fondness for comedy B-movie F/X mashups. They clearly love it, a la Your Highness, but I didn't grow up thinking that that sub-genre was venerable. Claims that the meta-consciousness is special elude me, the solipsistic way that most Hollywood-scene movies operate kind of repulsive.
Finally got round to this last night.
If there is one thing that irks the hell out of me, it's self indulgent comedies, but there are times when the balance of self awareness, in-jokes and the nod/wink to camera approach just works.
This Is The End is a movie that in spite of it's shameless indulgence just works. And works gloriously.
I thought I knew what to expect, and mostly I was presented with just that but there are moments that I simply never saw coming. My girlfriend knew nothing and had an even better time than I did and that's exactly how you should go into this flick - knowing as little as possible about what actually happens.
This shouldn't even work. We all hate Adam Sandler and Co. for making movies that only appeal to him and his friends. Raunchy comedies so self-indulgent the audience is left outside the joke. This is the End looks like a film that is using the exact same formula. They don't even pretend to be characters! They're using their real personas! It is obviously made as a one-joke ala "dude, what would happen if we were in the Apocalypse" inside the close group of friends.
But it goddamn works. It's extremely infectious fun. A laugh a minute. I've rarely had as much fun as during my time watching this movie. It falls for many of the traps of the modern state…
Um filme de comédia que consegue ser incrivelmente engraçado e ridículo ao mesmo tempo. O filme não se leva a sério em nenhum momento e consegue entreter o espectador com algumas cenas hilárias.
O elenco é simplesmente incrível, cheio de nomes de sucesso. As atuações são muito fracas, mas nada que não se esperasse pela temática do filme.
"This Is the End" é um filme para aqueles que simplesmente só querem rir e "desligar o cérebro", mesmo esse termo sendo bem mal visto.
- Actors involved
- Inside jokes(con as well?)
- Laughs were hit or miss by the end
7.5/10 Still a good comedy, especially if you enjoy seth rogen/james franco
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I'd like to think that the entire gimmick of this film is a stroke of genius. Think about it; imagine you want to make an end of the world movie, like 2012 or The Day After Tomorrow, except you want everyone to be a selfish jackass. If you want to get the audience to relate to these buffoons, you would need to cast actors or actresses that we inherently like. Otherwise, you can't get the audience to root for the protagonists. What Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg do here is take everything one step further. This isn't just some end of the world where there's potential salvation by working together; it's the Book of Revelations. And these aren't just actors…
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