Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Movie Review Madness - This is the End

This is the End is a hard R rating, nutso, rude, crude, and really funny. You have to go into this flick with an open mind and be ready to laugh at pop culture references, but ignore the over-the-top disgusting parts. The finale is worth it. So with those caveats - Seth Rogen, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Emma Watson - all play themselves.

They are partying in Hollywood and end up at Franco's house. Lots of behind the back jabs at each other until an earthquake or something hits. Well, open the front door and it's an inferno. Truly the end of the world. A big sinkhole gulps up a multitude of stars. It's fun to pick folks out - Rhiannon, Mindy K, etc. A huge variety. So - the folks I named above are left. Now what? Franco has some movie props. They gig Seth about what he learned from Green Hornet movies. They are soft and start turning on each other.

One of my fave lines - "Hermione stole our liquor." Yep - Emma Watson with an axe and a bag. Very funny.

So, they pick on each other, vote one out of the house, and he ends up turning cannibal. It's zany and hilarious. Finally, do they get chosen for the Rapture and beamed to heaven. You have to watch the movie to find out. It's laugh out loud bizarre and wacky perfection. Not for everyone's taste, but This is the End amused this critic.


  1. This film does look like a lot of fun. I definitely want to watch it.

  2. Woa! This doesn't sound like my kind of thing!!

  3. I admire your perseverance. I don't think I'd be able to sit through wacky and zany behaviour to find something good in the movie. Well, maybe if I'd seen everything else on television and it was showing on the Movie Channel.