Film Review – This Is The End

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This is the End – Driected by Evan GoldbergSeth Rogen

Release Date – July 18th 2013

While attending a party at James Franco‘s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

This is one of  the most ridiculous movies of 2013, and also one of the most ridiculously funny.

It pretty much defines what a stoner comedy should be and as such, the specifics of it’s greatness are kind of vague, but the notion of hilariousness permeates every frame.

Seth Rogens’ friend Jay Baruchel, a “less successful” actor who has known Seth since childhood unwillingly visits Seth in LA and even more unwillingly attends a party at James Francos house. While ducking out to buy a pack of smokes with Seth, the end of the world starts happening and people are beamed into the sky via blue beams of light. Cars crash, the Hollywood sign is on fire. It’s pretty much the apocalypse. But unlike pretty much every other film about the world ending – like 2012, The Day after Tomorrow and World War Z, this literally is the end of days, and the two guys along with a handful of other celebrities find themselves barricaded inside James Franco’s Hollywood mansion. I didn’t stop laughing for the whole movie. Favourite moment – Jonah Hill praying to god for something bad to happen to Jay, “God, it’s me, Jonah Hill. From Moneyball.” Danny McBride from Eastbound & Down is priceless as is his mate Craig Robinson. Michael Cera, Rihanna, Emma Stone and Channing Tatum all make the appearances of their lives in this movie that gets more and more messed up as the world crumbles and the devil arrives to stake his claim.

4 & 1/2.

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