Good, Bad & Ugly Review: This Is The End


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Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 80% (Critics) / 98% (Audience)
Directed By: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Written By: Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride
Studio: Sony Pictures

Synopsis: The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (Source)

The Good:
This ensemble of real life celebrities put on an uproariously fun time and the way they all were willing to poke fun at themselves and their public persona’s was hilarious. The main group of Franco, Rogen, Baruchel, Robinson, Hill and McBride really let loose with Danny McBride standing out with a performance that could best be summed up as like his EASTBOUND & DOWN character Kenny Powers but even more obnoxious if that is possible.
The other celebs in the movie were funny too especially Emma Watson going all action heroine and Michael Cera gleefully embracing his inner degenerate. And Channing Tatum’s cameo is just insane.

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The Bad:
At about 2 hours this movie could have stood to shave about 30 minutes off of it’s running time to make a tighter more focused comedy.

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The Ugly
I don’t know who’s idea it was to make sure that Giant Flaming Satan was anatomically correct but it was very unnecessary.

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Final Verdict: The easy chemistry between the cast and the absolutely shameless performances they all give made THIS IS THE END a really enjoyable time at the movies and despite being a tad bit overlong is hands down my pick for best comedy of the year.

Grade: B+

3 comments

  1. Foogos · June 12, 2013

    For some reason, I get a similar vibe from this movie (which I have yet to see) as I do with Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.

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    • Derek · June 12, 2013

      Didn’t get a Pick of Destiny vibe from it, I would say the best way to describe it is if you combined a Cheech and Chong movie with Left Behind.

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  2. Pingback: This is the End (2013) Review | Tim's Film Reviews

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