'This is the End' Review.
Director- Seth Rogen/ Evan Goldberg
Starring- Seth Rogen
I have to say it has not been a great year for comedies, 'Admission' was absolutely terrible, 'The Hangover Part 3'' was disappointing and sickening at times, so I was really excited/worried about the idea that every comedian that we have come to love, join together for the end of the world. How will this film fair compared to its peers, its really, really unfunny peers? Only time and the opinions of countless numbers of cinema goers will tell, and as we all know cinema goers will give their opinion, whether you want them to or not.
Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen have not seen each other in months, they miss each others company, as all best friends do, especially when their friendship has become as strained as these two lads have allowed their friendship to become. Anyway Jay and Seth spend a couple hours together playing games, getting high and other such merriment until Seth decides that they need to head to James Franco's house warming party. At this party things are happening that every fanboy of Hollywood would drool over knowing. Such as Rhiana kicking Michael Cera's ass, Emma Watson being a little disturbing and Jason Segel hating on 'How I Met Your Mother'. As the night wears on Jay feels very put out and leaves, with Seth reluctantly tagging along, it is at this point where the world ends, so Seth and Jay head back to James' to fortify themselves in his house with the surviving house guests.
|So many big names, so many little deaths.|
The shear level of fun that is had in this film is fantastic , clearly the whole cast is having an absolute ball sending up themselves. Jay, Seth, Craig, Jonah, Danny and James are such a fun cast, they have a great chemistry with each other and it shines through. My personal favourite is Craig Robinson, who plays such a smooth character that gives some of the best lines in the whole film. Some of the best parts of the film are at the beginning with all the celebrities, especially Michael Cera, who comes off as such an ass but a love-able ass and then there is Emma Watson, the crazy, axe wielding Emma Watson, who is just unforgettable.
|They're so cute together.|
This film reminds me of a Ronseal ad, this is both the source of all its great pro's but unfortunately also the source of all its problems since "It does exactly what it says on the tin". A lot of the problems in this film happen when the actors have nothing to do, between each ha ha scene there is very little dialogue that really interests. It some times feels like the dialogue is from a hybrid of 'Pineapple Express' and 'Knocked Up'. The film is also a bit long, it does kind of drag toward the end.
|I love her,so much.|
It's got problems,it's not perfect but my God it's fun.
The final scene is just .....perfect.