Hello all! Welcome to my review of This is The End! 🙂 Lol – I feel I should put a content warning at the beginning of this one:
**** Read at your own risk – I am forewarning you right here and now that this movie is wrong on so many levels, and so is this review, because in order to review the movie I have to actually tell you what it was about… ****
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson
Plot Alleged Plot (taken from Yahoo):
I don’t know. Was there one? I can’t be sure. I’m still having “pork sword” tinted nightmares (that reference shall be explained momentarily). But here’s what other people say, in case I just missed it:
“Six friends are 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.”
“…facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.”
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Are we talking about the same movie??
Maybe? If you tilt your head and squint? And pre-movie with some tequila?
They all kind of played way over-exaggerated versions of themselves… if they were all on acid…. and bath salts…. and you pre-movied with some tequila.
James Franco…. was the crazy host of the party.
Jonah Hill…. was the seemingly innocent, get along with everybody guy.
Seth Rogen…. was one of the two main characters.
Jay Baruchel….. was also one of the main characters. He was probably my favorite of the six.
Danny McBride…. was the guy I wanted to shoot in the facial region the whole movie.
Craig Robinson…. was a fun character.
Review Traumatic Event That I Can’t Scrub Out Of My Retinas:
Why, wHy, WhY, WHY?
I’ll just start with that. It’s fitting. Accurate, for the most part, except that it’s a big understatement because you can’t hear me screaming it at the top of my lungs, on my knees, outside the movie theater like Simba’s dad just died in The Lion King.
And what possessed these actors to do this to my poor, unsuspecting brain and eyes? What did my brain and eyes ever do to you?!?!
Lol, now don’t get me wrong – there were quite a few parts that made me laugh. But I’m admittedly very picky with my comedies. Throw a dude in a cape at me, fighting aliens on some crazy alternate dimension planet, with cannons and gun turrets and magical awesomeness, and we’re all good – I’m totally not picky about how I get my fix of explosions, battles, and superheroes. Unfortunately, comedy I am not as forgiving of. It’s one of my big biases. 🙂
So, please take this review with a really big grain of salt – lol, as you should any of my reviews because I’m really opinionated with movies. 😀
And I’ll just put this out there – I can’t avoid saying the word “penis” while writing this review. I can’t. The two go hand in hand. I’m surprised it wasn’t in the movie title somewhere. That, and “[insert whatever drug you can think of – ALL OF THEM].”
So, I’m going to take a George Carlin approach to this. I have already used the “p” word once, so now I’m going to borrow some creative substitutions. I will probably steal the entire joke from him during the course of this review. All references stolen from the awesome George Carlin shall be in quotes. 🙂
Lol, and then someone asked me what pictures from the movie I was going to use for this post.
<– I was thinking this.
<– Or this.
But I did eventually manage to scrounge up a handful that did not have any “purple helmeted warriors of love.”
That’s not to say I don’t like any raunchy humor, because I do. Lol, but this crossed that fine line for me a few times.
I think what I liked about this movie is that these actors and actresses seem to have a good sense of humor in general. They openly poke fun at the whole Hollywood, rich and famous stereotypes. Lol, all of them. That, I can totally appreciate.
And there were some hilarious moments with Emma Watson – and an axe. 🙂 My favorite part.
The comedy was mainly “rupert russel the wonder muscle” jokes otherwise. Lol, you could make a drinking game out of it.
But one of the creatures they came up with was pretty impressive actually – especially because I wasn’t distracted by a huge “heat seeking moisture missile” waving around everywhere like all the other monsters. Maybe it was just really well hidden, and I missed it. But if it wasn’t there, hooray for the monster who didn’t follow the crowd! 😀
My eyes needed a rest from all the projectile bleeding.
My rating for This Is The End: Meh bordering on Emergency Cake – this was a close call for me. I was one wrong move away from the cake. Just one. One more random “bald headed butler” popping out somewhere would have done it. Really, it wasn’t the worst movie I’ve ever seen, but it definitely was not my cup of tea. Glad I saw it though. 🙂 See this if you liked Your Highness or Scary Movie.
My Rating System:
Epic: This movie is so mind-bogglingly awesome that I may go see it twice. This one will have a place of honor on my shelf.
Cash-Worthy: Good stuff. This will most likely find a place on my shelf.
Not Bad: I liked it. I’m glad I saw it, and it may or may not end up on my shelf at some point. I would say rent it first to be safe.
Meh: Rent it first. You may love it or hate it, but I’m indifferent probably because it’s not my type of movie. I’m glad I saw it, but it won’t end up on my shelf.
Emergency Cake: I have an emotional reaction to movies sometimes, especially to tragedies. If a movie makes me sad or angry, sometimes it will stick with me for a while. At these times, only chocolate cake can save me. Chocolate cake makes everything better. No shelf for you. Ever.
It’s easy to write rave reviews; not so easy to write reviews of stuff that isn’t quite up to par. You well–too bad the movie didn’t!
Lol, agreed – I like writing the rave reviews much better. As much as I joked around during this review, I don’t like to say I dislike something I know people worked hard on. Definitely not my type of comedy, but I do have several friends who totally loved it. 🙂
Yeah, so me people love the mindless comedic stuff. I don’t either…