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Evan Goldberg & Seth Rogen
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About the Movie
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 217
- Fresh: 179
- Rotten: 38
- Average Rating: 7.1/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The film is more guileful than it looks, even though the narrative is nuts ...
Fresh: There's wonder here that films with quadruple the effects budget would kill for.
Rotten: The loose structure lazily rushes out plot points late in the game
Fresh: Enjoyable, time-killing piece of throwaway Friday-night pap... It's broad, stupid fun that, against all odds, ends up coagulating into an actual story with a point.
THE FUNNIEST, MOST UTTERLY RIDICULOUS FILM OF 2013!
Comedies don't get more surreally outrageous and terrifically self-referential than "This Is the End," in which a bunch of famous friends get together and basically play over-exaggerated versions of themselves facing a biblical-style apocalypse. But they also really don't get much funnier than this. Writing partners Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg ("Superbad," "Pineapple Express") move into directing for the very first time with this out-of-control bromance that finds some sweet, surprising resonance amid a constant barrage of vicious vulgarity, clever in-jokes, and end-of-the-world mayhem. And the result, despite being a bit rough around the comedic edges at times, is nothing short of gut-bustingly hysterical.
In this apocalyptic action-comedy, Rogen stars as himself, happy that his best friend Jay Baruchel has come to visit him in Los Angeles. Jay prefers to live at home in Canada, far from the plastic L.A. scene. So Seth sets aside the first day with videos games and lots of drugs. Then they head over to James Franco's house for a star-studded Hollywood party, during which a series of massive earthquakes eventually kill off many of the big-name guests. Seth, Jay, and James survive, along with Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride. And as they set up camp in James' mansion, the friendships between them start to drift apart. Mainly because Danny won't stop eating their whole supply of food, Jay is constantly complaining, and Jonah is simply acting too nice to be believed. Until he's possessed by an angry demon, that is.
The blinding array of cameos gives the film's very early scenes a terrific kick, as A-list stars like Aziz Ansari, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jason Segel, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, Paul Rudd, and Rihanna hilariously spoof their public personas before meeting a fiery variety of ridiculously grim deaths. An especially spiky Emma Watson gets a few extra witty scenes of her own, while Michael Cera has the most fun as a crazed lunatic obsessed with girls and drugs. And Channing Tatum gets perhaps the most jaw-dropping moment of all. But it's our six insane "heroes" who hold the flick together from beginning to end, and their camaraderie adds a solid, surprising warmth, most notably in the central bromance between Rogen and Baruchel. While poking fun at themselves, these actors also get a truly hysterical chance to lampoon their Hollywood careers, with pointed gags at everything from "The Green Hornet" to "127 Hours." During their big apocalyptic quarantine together, they even have time to make and film their own sequel to "Pineapple Express." Rogen and Goldberg pack the entire movie with a ton of rapid-fire gags and off-the-wall sessions of improvisational dialogue, so even if an occasional joke or scene falls flat, another one is already making us gasp with laughter. Sure, much of the material is utterly stupid, as it should be, but what really wins us over in the end is the way the film simply wallows in the bizarre love-hate relationships these men have for one another. It's effectively endearing in its own creepy way, but it also grounds the nearly nonexistent story by making us care about these crazy acting buddies and their eventual fates. Not to mention the plot twists are blindingly random and the unpredictable finale is so utterly corny, it's brilliant.
"This Is the End" may not boast the most original narrative or firmly written script for an ambitious comedy blockbuster of its unique caliber, but what it mainly lacks in cohesive storytelling, it more than makes up for in rowdy, self-indulgent laughs and deliriously crude rounds of rapid-fire dialogue. Even the apocalyptic special effects and demon creature designs are impressive, so much so that they even made me jump out of my seat at times. So if you're thinking about renting this movie, just know that it's definitely not for the most easily sensitive or offended. If you're a fan of these all-star, in-your-face comedians and their ridiculously over-the-top brand of R-rated humor, I simply can't recommend "This Is the End" enough. It's a blast!
This is the End
By far the funniest movie I ever saw.One of Seth Rogen's best movies by far.With a cast of Hollywood's best actors this hilarious.There were some sad moments I thought but more funny moments than anything else .And ends with a unforgettable reunion of bands a wish by Jay.
First I'd like to say that "This is the End" is a fantastic comedy. The best I've seen in a while. This film was fun to watch, had a hilarious storyline, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that they enjoyed filming it as much as we enjoyed watching it. The whole apocalyptic view is the great part. They take it from a Christian like view. They have demons, raptures, and even heaven. The cast is perfect especially sense they're going for a bad act to good. Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel as pot head. Although that might be true the film makes it to where everyone has done or did something to stop them from getting raptured. James Franco and Danny McBride were probably my favorites being that James Franco was a Seth Rogen obsessed actor. Danny McBride being the one person nobody once and making Channing Tatum his… well you know. Jonah Hill was fun and I could go on about the cast, but I need to get to more stuff that needs to be noted. Throughout the film their actions and stupidity are what keep you interested. There aren't any plot twist or changes it's just the Christian theme. In this film you see what you want to see there isn't any disappointment when it comes to that. Although it is in that silly comedy genre it succeeds to be a really good flick.
This Armageddon themed film begins with Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel attending a James Franco party. There all the actors, actresses, and even singers are doing all of the things that you'd think they'd do. In the middle of the party the end comes causing all of hollywood to be destroyed and rapturing the pure hearted people. Meanwhile at James Franco's house no one is being raptured. As wholes open the ground people from the party die or get away leaving James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson. Later on Danny McBride and Emma Watson become two hilarious problems. Soon the group realizes that if they want to make it out of the apocalypse then they must do good unselfish acts.
While presenting a ton of comedy "This Is the End" brings much action. I could see this film being some-what offensive to those that believe in a religion and are very into it. Those who either just believe or not will laugh like never before… maybe once before. While the Armageddon goes on they do not fail to bring in more things like; exorcisms, possession, and a little sequel of "Pineapple Express". This film is undeniably funny I mean how can it not be when you have all these great comical actors. This is a must see film and I highly guarantee you will enjoy it.
- Genre: Comedy
- Released: 2013
- © 2013 Columbia Pictures Industries , Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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