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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.
As ridiculous as it is hilarious, this movie is something special. An all star comedy cast playing themselves at a party when the apocalypse happens. What's not to enjoy?
Sometimes funny. Overall I expected much more...
What a fucking silly movie. And, at the same time, what a remarkable movie! Comedies rarelly get me, but "This Is The End" is one of those rare films that have a special rhythm, never getting boring or unfunny at any moment.
Perhaps one of the top 10 best movies I'm going to see this year, I predict. And yes, it's a comedy.
"This is the End" se aprovecha del estatus de los actores protagonistas para torturarlos y hacer disfrutar al espectador. Una divertida y alocada comedia de reunión de amigos, apúntate la formula Adam Sandler.
Oh man, I enjoyed this way more than I should have. Childish and full of dick jokes but still with a lot of heart, this was not what I expected but so much more. Ostensibly just Seth Rogen and his pals hanging out but when the end of the world occurs all the Hollywood pretension gets thrown at the window and they have to learn how to survive. With a who's who of comic celebrities, this is a film that may have not been necessary but I'm glad it exists.
The first minutes are freakin hilarious (Michael Cera's real funny) but as the end starts the movie moves towards these people's aimlessly wink winks to each others with the ocasional pop culture reference.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
One of my favorites from last year, so brilliantly filthy. This has to be the only movie ever made with argumentative dialogue concerning the amount and location of ejaculate. Most of the actors are pretty much playing their most popular characters, but the ones that aren't are especially hilarious. Jonah Hill is like this insincerely sensitive Hollywood douchebag, and Michael Cera has never made me laugh so much. I would have been fine with about ten more minutes of banter between celebs at the party before disaster struck.
Combining the "exaggerated self" comedy stylings of Ricky Gervais' Extras or Larry David's Curb with the Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright group ensemble in an apocalyptic setting, this should be absolute gold-dust with the comedy talent involved. But unfortunately it's not.
Yes there's an absolute load of laugh out loud moments, funny cameos and more self ripping than you'd expect, (hence the high score) but the overall quality just isn't here. Quite often, rather than laughing, you're sat there thinking WTF? And whilst the occasional WTF moment can be funny, when there starts to be more WTFs than laughs you know it's not going brilliantly and things are declining in quality.
Recommended?: If you're the type of viewer that finds the dick jokes in Your Highness laugh out loud funny, this is for you. Otherwise, the majority of viewers will appreciate the first 45 minutes the most, losing interest and generosity towards the movie as it escalates in silliness.
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