Seth Rogen, James Franco, Emma Watson, Rihanna and Jonah Hill are making the rounds to bring laughter and mayhem in theaters today, June 12th 2013 with their new movie: This Is The End. A comedy that revolves around the apocalypse which will test their friendship and their need to survive. Apparently, the end of the world does not have to so grim with these friends hacking their way to survival. Are you excited about this new film? Well check out the latest review for This Is The End below:
“This Is The End: A Comedy That Hits The Spot
I see a lot of comedies every year. Many aren’t particularly funny. But I’m happy if there is even one that makes me laugh so hard the laughs replicate and snowball until the exact source of the original eruption couldn’t possibly be located. That’s the sweet spot, when you’re laughing because you’re laughing. This Is the End, a meta-Hollywood story that takes place mostly at James Franco’s house—during The Apocalypse—is my sweet-spot comedy for 2013. It is intensely raunchy and silly and joyous and tapped right into my inner teenager in a glorious way. It’s Tropic Thunder crossed with Shaun of the Dead with just a dollop of Being John Malkovich.
This Is the End opens with Jay Baruchel, playing himself, arriving in Los Angeles for a weekend with his old friend and fellow Canadian and his on-screen roommate from Knocked Up, Seth Rogen. Rogen is also playing himself. A paparazzo at LAX gets right in Rogen’s face with his camera: “You like, play the same guy in every movie. When are you going to do something else?” That certainly won’t happen in this movie, in which everyone in the entire movie plays themselves, or rather, the public perception of themselves. The “cast” includes Rihanna, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Mindy Kaling and Danny McBride, who starred in Pineapple Express (alongside Rogen) and Tropic Thunder (with Baruchel).
Without at least a passing knowledge of the young guns of Hollywood comedy (or the world of Judd Apatow, which produced many of these stars) This Is the End could be bewildering. Instead of tapping into an inner teen, it might tap into an inner Andy Rooney. I say this by word of warning because when I’ve favorably reviewed this kind of total young-dude comedy in the past, I’ve heard from irate readers who swear that I must have been high if I found this garbage entertaining. (I distinctly remember those emails after reviewing Pineapple Express and Old School.) That’s never been true, but it is likely that these readers are more mature than I.
The stage is set for the perfect stoner bromance. Rogen, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with Evan Goldberg, leads his fellow Canadian Baruchel into his living room and invites him to admire the assorted bags of weed, a new 3-D television, a comprehensive collection of video games and a wide array of junk foods. But as evening approaches, he reveals he wants to go to a party at Franco’s house. Baruchel goes grudgingly; he is positioned as the outsider who thinks Los Angeles is shallow. He communicates his disdain for LA even to Franco’s famous party guests. “I bet you hate movies that are universally loved,” Craig Robinson says while Emma Watson casts disappointed glances at him. And yes, Baruchel does think Forrest Gump an abomination.”
Go to this link to read the rest of the review at TIME Entertainment.
This Is The End is directed by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Make sure you catch this new movie in theaters near you!
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