Didn’t want This is the End to endJune 17th, 2013 at 1:22 pm by Stephanie Cooke under The Hampton Roads Show, THRS Movie Reviews
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer for This Is the End.
In This is the End, Seth Rogan, James Franko, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and a host of other celebrities play themselves in this Hollywood blockbuster wanna-be film complete with a science-fiction/religious end-of-the-world plot — coupled with true comedy and absolute horror and fright!
When the world starts going to heck during a party at James Franko’s house, a handful of celebrities hole up in Franko’s spectacular Hollywood home. But dwindling supplies and giant egos are making things quite difficult for these actors.
The entire film is filled with fantastic cameos of real actors playing themselves and poking fun at what we think they do with their lives… all while this doomsday story is playing out.
This is a fantastically fresh concept, and I loved just about everything about it. What didn’t I Iove? Much of the acting is weak, and, I believe, it’s done on purpose; so no harm, no foul (even though it can be distracting). And also… well, it is extremely Rated R and at times it is wholly inappropriate. But, it’s always hilarious. If you are easily offended with very bad words or talk of graphic sexual situations, this is not the film for you. But, if you loved Pineapple Express and believed that those characters must be “just like that in real life”, you are going to be very satisfied! Because they are!! Who knew?!? *Wink, Wink*
Seth Rogen and his Superbad writing partner, Evan Goldberg teamed up to do this script and its directed by the duo too… A directing debut for both that looks anything but! They manage to maintain momentum, flip off the entertainment business while entertaining us and showing that even these actors can have a heart. Really Shocking stuff!!
You believe that the dialogue coming out of their mouths is actually leaving their brains as original thought. The conversations are brilliant — It’s simply believe-able on every level. I laughed until my sides hurt. I was so bummed when I looked up and realized THIS IS THE END!?!?! I didn’t want it to end. In fact, I can’t wait to see it again!
FOUR AND A HALF COOKIES
Rated R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.