Saturday, June 15, 2013

Movie Review: This is the End

Warning: Mild Spoilers
This is the End is the funniest end-of-the-world movie you will ever see, and I am pretty sure this statement is gold because end of the world flicks are usually not funny at all. You couldn't make one of those films with these guys and not have the crass crude and rude hilarity dancing on the screen every five minutes.

Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, James Franco and Danny McBride make up the core cast of this film of these Hollywood stars playing exaggerated versions of themselves (or at least...playing a character with their real name). Also making an appearance were Mindy Kaling, Michael Cera (you will never look at him the same again), Rihanna, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart, Jason Segel, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd, Emma Watson and the kid that played McLovin' in Superbad.

Jay, an actor with less fame and fortune than his previous movie co-stars, comes to visit his friend Seth in LA for the weekend. Seth tells him that they are going to a party at James Franco's house much to the dismay of Jay who is not a fan of all of Seth's friends that he has made on his rise to the top. He has an especially huge hatred towards Jonah Hill who claims to like him, but Jay sees through the over-the-top niceness - which is proven to be fake later when Jonah prays that God kills Jay and then is raped and possessed by the devil.

After the rapture happens and all the good people are zapped up into heaven Jay, Seth, James, Jonah, Craig and Danny all bunker down in James' house and wait out the end of the world. With little to no food (mostly booze) at their disposal they wait it out eventually kicking people out of the house and destroying it from the inside out until they are forced out into the world with the roaming demons and riff raff of society.

Some of it would have actually given me nightmares if it hadn't been so hilarious.

There are three things that I love about this movie. (1) Jay Baruchel is the voice of reason as I am assuming he would be in real life, one reason I love him. (2) Lines like this "James Franco didn't suck any dick last night? Now I know you guys are trippin'." and (3) The Backstreet Boys cameo. Another reason why me and Jay are meant to be - if I were to wish for anything, that would be it as well. (And I will not go further into detail on this because it would be a major spoiler).

I totally recommend this heathens. Jesus lovers should probably stay home (I mean, not like you would even think about it because it's 18A, but I am just warning you).

Verdict: 4.1 Stars


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