Movie Review: This is the End (2013)
Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Cast: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and a boat load more!
Plot: The story of a bunch of Hollywood actors (playing themselves) who try to survive the apocalypse (as in, the Biblical apocalypse) was a surprising comedy smash in the theaters. Jay Baruchel comes to Hollywood to visit his good friend Seth Rogen, but gets roped into attending a party at James Franco’s new house. Jay doesn’t like any of Seth’s new friends, and eventually gets stuck during the apocalypse. With fire and brimstone outside, the group of not-all-that-close friends have to survive with limited supplies and no hope of help coming to save them. What follows is a hilarious series of horrific misadventures of these actors trying to survive in a world gone to hell.
A group of my friends and I got drunk at a convention and decided to go see a movie that night. Our options were limited to Monsters University (which we all knew we would see with our families anyway) or This is The End. We chose the later – and man, are we ever glad we did. The movie is gratuitous, gross, very quotable, and hilarious throughout. We laughed our asses off – and it wasn’t just because we were drunk. The movie taps into early 90s nostalgia, the actors make fun of each other and themselves, and the one-liners in the movie will stick with you long after you finish the flick. We found ourselves quoting the movie for the rest of the weekend – and beyond!
Hell, I even bought the movie and played it while my Groomsmen were getting ready for my wedding. Not because the title ties into being married at all (I swear), but because it’s just such a ridiculous and silly movie. We were quoting it throughout the wedding day, too. And the jokes never got old with us.
If you’re looking for a hilarious (and often gross) comedy flick, you need to go buy this movie. Bring some buddies over, get drunk, and watch this flick. Chances are your lady friends may not enjoy it as much (depends on how cool they are), but definitely a good movie for the fellas.