Comedy | Fantasy
Seth Rogen | Evan Goldberg
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, Jason Segel, Jason Trost, Brandon Trost, Brian Huskey
All Jay Baruchel expected coming to LA was a fun time with his old friend Seth Rogen., who invites him at James Franco's housewarming party. Suddenly, the Rapture hits and the Biblical Apocalypse has begun. Now, Jay, Seth, James, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride must band together to attempt to survive the end of the world.
A group of actors I love and Jonah Hill teamed up to play themselves. How on earth haven't I seen it before?
Brilliant, hilarious, and self-deprecating, This Is the End is the best stupid/demential disaster film I've ever seen.
Based on Jason Stone's short comedy Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, the idea behind this film is just brilliant. All the actors play exaggerated and parodistic versions of themselves, based on the characters they play in their films. And here we have a snob, self-centered James Franco, an effeminate Jonah Hill, an almost hypnotized-by-Franco Seth Rogen, a hypocritical Jay Baruchel, an annoying Danny McBride, and a brawny Craig Robinson. Michael Cera, the only one who plays against type, is so sick it's impossible not to like him - too bad he dies at the beginning of the Apocalypse. The actors' self-irony is truly admirable.
This is not just a demential comedy, but a tribute to friendship as well. Also, it shows that actors, or celebrities, are just like everybody else, and like everybody else they are weak and sinners, and none of them has an assured place in heaven, even if they seem like gods to fans.
The hilarious and dirty dialogue is entertaining, and even though the storyline is a little bit too ridiculous from time to time, I really enjoyed the way the apocalypse is shown. The film is plenty of memorable scenes, just think of Jonah Hill's exorcism, or the wonderful closing scene in heaven where everybody - including you - dances and sings to the Backstreet Boys' Everybody.
Jay Baruchel said, "I don't wanna die at James Franco's house". Well, if it's going to be this hilarious, I wanna die at his house. However, I wouldn't recommend the vision if very religious.
Mention-Worthy QuotesDanny McBride: Hermione just stole all of our shit. And Jay suggested that we rape her. I think the only reason he did that is because he knows he's about two minutes away from becoming the house bitch himself.
James Franco: Your mom's pussy was the canvas. Your dad's dick was the paintbrush. Boom. You're the art.
Jay Baruchel: Thanks, James Franco.
Danny McBride: You got white shit all over your mouth, Franco. You probably sucked somebody's dick. Jonah over here probably watched and jerked off.