This Is The End - Review
This Is The End – June 12, 2013 (9.5/10)
This Is The End is the best comedy to come out since 21 Jump Street. The movie is filled with great cameos and surprises. This is The Expendables of comedy. Everyone involved is hilarious and there couldn’t have been better group of actors chosen for this story.
The fact that everyone plays themself is the perfect touch to this movie. This creates not only an opportunity for everyone to be funny but to make fun of themselves as well. It also adds more realism to the story because you’re led to believe that this is the way actors would react to this situation.
This Is The End does a great job making the story unfold. There is a lot more going on here than funny people camping out in James Franco’s house. The events get progressively bigger and more dangerous. I won’t get into too much detail about what happens because part of the fun is all the surprises. But I will say that I loved every new plot twist.
The only thing that just didn’t work for me was the relationship between Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen. One of the sub-plots in the movie is that Jay and Seth’s friendship is slipping away. But there wasn’t enough evidence in the movie to support that. They kept referring to events that happened before the movie. So you just have to take them on their word that things are falling apart. This sub-plot is important to the movie but I just didn’t believe it.
Overall, This Is The End is an incredibly refreshing comedy. It’s a movie that you’ll want to see again and again. There is a lot more heart in this than you may expect. It’s one of those films that make you smile from ear to ear after you leave the theater.