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Movie Review: This Is The End

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Prinz Lee wrote this review 4 years and 8 months ago

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If ever tangled in an apocalyptic web or chaotic nonsense, I’d most definitely want to experience it with the entire cast of THIS IS THE END!

It’s simple ladies and gentleman: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse. So, yeah, that’s all you need to know!

The flick is rude, crude, beyond over-the-top, holds no punches and definitely humorous on any level one can imagine! THIS IS THE END unleashes a star-studded cast, and the best thing about this entire ordeal of a balls-out-comedy is it doesn’t play to Hollywood standards, therefore, no one is safe or spared any kind of ridicule. Physically, emotionally, and mentally hysterical, the material here may be deemed “unnecessary” by some considering subject matters that go from homosexuality, to religious beliefs, all through celebrity vanity, but it all fits well in this apocalyptic-funny-flick.

The main cast – dare I say today’s version of comedy’s “Rat Pack” (Rogen, Bruchel, Franco, Hill, Robinson & McBride) – provided that raunchy chemistry we all knew would erupt, and keeps both film and audience running parallel to feelings of either pleasurable disgust, or painful laughter.  No matter who, what, where, or when, there isn’t a beat this film misses when tapping into a viewer’s emotion, but it’s all in fun, making THIS IS THE END extremely enjoyable.

Clearly the best comedy film this year, along with its on-point starring cast, there’s also awesome cameos (one by Emma Watson which is totally opposite of what we’re used to seeing from her), there’s spoofs and/or “hints” of a possible sequel to certain film, there’s exorcisms, demonic rape, awesome lines courtesy of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and tons of unexpected atrocities – a couple of which make you jump as well.

Overall,  unless you’re a miserable, tight-ass prude…place this on your “must watch” list – most definitely one the year’s films that will remain in our minds, bodies, and souls for quite some time.

That said…fuck you in the face, HANGOVER 3!

Grade: A



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