Movie Night: This Is The End

thisistheendLogline: While attending a party at James Franco’s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.

IMDb Link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245492/

Rating: R

Synopsis: All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with Seth Rogen with all the wild partying to have both by themselves and at James Franco‘s housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay and Seth are desperately sheltering in James’ house for rescue along with a few other friends. Together, they must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world, only for Jay to find that they are all too dumb and superficial to do it until they discover the only way out.

Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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After seeing the trailer, I thought this movie was some kind of parody with the actors playing themselves, but I think it was more of a parody of the actors themselves, and set against the apocalypse backdrop. I mean come on, a coke-addicted Micheal Cera? And I don’t think James Franco is as ‘street’ in real life as he was in this movie. Overall, that part was good. I think it’s good for actors to poke fun at themselves. Sure, acting is a serious business but I think if you can make fun of yourself, it shows you’re more at ease with your celebrity.

The plot was good too. All of Los Angeles becomes a fiery pit from hell, full of demons and other nasty things, and the comical actions of the actors is good. The scene where Jonah Hill is possessed is hilarious and I’m still laughing about it.

One major thing that turned me off—Danny McBride. I’m sorry, you might think his crude humor is funny, but I can’t stand him. What’s worse, is while the other actors parodied themselves, he didn’t. He played the same crude, childish, asshat that he plays in all the other movies I’ve seen him act(?)in. FYI—I think his scenes in Gone in 30 Seconds ruined the movie, and the five minute scene where he and Franco are arguing over a nudie magazine was beyond ridiculous. It would have been better if he portrayed himself differently.

Overall, an interesting movie.

 

3 out of 5

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About Darke Conteur
Darke Conteur is a writer at the mercy of her Muse. The author of stories in several genres, she prefers to create within the realms Science Fiction and Dark Fantasy. A pagan at heart, her personal goal it to find her balance within nature; exploring the dark through her stories and the light through her beliefs. When not writing or working with crystals, she enjoys knitting, gardening, cooking and very loud music.

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