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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
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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,…
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.
Centuries from now, when our civilization has been reduced to ash and rubble, people will look to our past and remember Danny McBride and James Franco's legendary fight over cumming on pieces of furniture. They will gently smile in remembrance, and then get Backstreet Boys stuck in their head for some inexplicable reason.
My fifth time watching the movie since it came out and, yeah, I still love this film to death. I wish more comedies contained the oddness of this little gem. One of my favorite comedies of recent years for sure.
This Is the End sounded like a disaster in the making, pun intended. But it turned out to be one of the most bonkers fun-tabulous time I have ever had watching such an uneven comedy. With the basic premise that sounded insane and superbly silly, in a negative way, my expectations from this film were fairly low. But once this robust mix of self-aware, satirizing, monsters-apocalypse buddy comedy started, there wasn't much that came across as unfunny. As with many films, it has its flaws and sometimes it doesn't work as successfully but despite some of its shortcomings, This is the End is worth watching. Directed by both Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, This Is the End is a 2013…
Well what did I expect lol...
A fantastic premise, that adds a perfect parody element to the oversaturated "apocalypse" genre. The premise also effectively parodies the hollywood personas of each actor, and acts as a sly nod to every film in their career. Endlessly rewatchable and insanely amusing.
Every year or so, there's usually a movie that comes out that I've been following the production of for years and I think "if they pull this off, this could be one of my favorite movies ever." Very few movies do I follow as long as I did This Is the End. I remember Seth Rogen talking about how he wanted to make this film years before it actually happened. I remember freaking out when David Krumholtz tweeted about which cast members were showing up for the opening party scene. And then I saw the movie as soon as possible and I surprisingly was not disappointed.
This Is the End combines so many of my favorite things - the Apatow…
Good stuff here and there -- especially when it focus on the multiple cameos and referential jokes, leaving the relationship dynamics and the plot out of the picture -- but the product, as a whole, is quite unattractive in general. I'd certainly enjoy more (and probably have a blast) if it was two hours of the first 10-15 minutes.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
For a film that has so many dick jokes in, you'd think this would be an awful, awful parody film. But it isn't. It's incredibly well executed, although the ending is a bit naff.
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