Wednesday, June 12, 2013

This is The End Review

This is The End Review
Director:Evan Goldberg

Cast Headliners: James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny Mcrbride 

Original Release Date: June 12th , 2013

            Six zany people cooped up in a mansion during the end of the world would be an interesting movie just on that. Now, make those people be James Franco, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride and the apocalypse formula gets hilariously interesting. This Is the End is about that, and the greatest facet of its plot is that these characters are playing themselves. This is one of the most unique and best comedies in a long while.
            Stoner buds Seth and Jay go to Franco’s house for a raving party where some great celebrity cameos happen. You’ll never look at Michael Cera in the same way again I’ll just say. While there, Armageddon gets unleashed.  The comedy gang are apparently the only survivors, and do their “best” to make it through the experience. 
            Having This Is the End set in the real world was a fantastic choice by director Evan Goldberg.  Many of the jokes (which are all of quality writing) are about the actor’s public personalities or are references to movie’s they’ve been in. It gives the movie a unique meta tone. The group of people is so funny, I was laughing nearly every moment of the running time.  Things even got epic at times, with some great story twists and surprises and quality CGI on the (spoilers).  Danny McBride is perhaps the funniest person of the film, and this is laughing highlight of his career.  James Franco also wonderfully embraces his potential oddness, which totally syncs up with most of the movie being in his house.
            There’s not much more to be said about This is The End because it needs to be experienced for full effect. Seeing the gags unfold is what makes it worth it. It can get silly at times, but overall it is a unique epic comedy with the most laughs for your dollar around. 8.6 out of 10 

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