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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.
Starts really slow, then gets funny and at the end falls flat.
Really not my sort of film but damm I did laugh, a lot!!!!
The most narcissistic movie of the year. Tries so hard to be crazy but just comes off as stupid. Eventually these guys will run out of penis jokes and then they'll really be screwed.
SHE KEPT CALLING ME JAKE GYLLENHAAL. SO I SAID, "CALL ME PRINCE OF PERSIA"
This is going to be one of those movies that I quote for the rest of my life. It was pretty perfect. And honestly, I think this is the best I've ever seen James Franco act, lol. Well, at least recently.
Perhaps this movie is better if you're part of Seth Rogen's "rat pack". As I am not, it didn't sound so funny to me. A bad internal joke in movie form.
Vile, lazy and terribly written. Seth Rogan's screenplay is a pathetic mixture of rape jokes and expletives where there should be punchlines. And he continues his naive (or downright pernicious) efforts to normalise the use of cannabis, helping to spread the dangerous myth to teenagers that it is a harmless bit of fun. James Franco's talents are sidelined and even the jokes about his pretentious artistic tastes are handled so badly they fall embarrasingly flat. A real wasted opportunity and rather ugly.
A note on the viewing: HD. 1080i. TV Broadcast.
Thumbs Up: Clever premise, naturalistic comedy style, Danny McBride and James Franco's self-referential performances, cameos a plenty (especially Michael Cera), first 40 minutes packed with funnies.
Thumbs Down: Runs out of steam in the middle, Jay and Seth bromance plot isn't that interesting, shows the monster too early, Backstreet Boys ending.
really great, really great
It had some funny parts but it's nothing special, really. An okay movie, kinda goofy and that's fine with me. But I don't think I will remember it for very long. And oh my goodness, what's with the hype around Emma Watson's physical appearance? She's not ugly, but she's nothing special on the plus side either. Totally boring looking.
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