This is the End is a new comedy written by and starring the writers of Superbad and Pineapple Express, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film stars Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel [who play themselves], who attend a house party at James Franco’s house with many other celebrities, as tensions rise, so does the survival as the last remaining celebrities are faced with the end of the world apocalypse.
This is the End: The good
This is the end is the wildest, funniest and most random comedy to hit the screens this summer so far and has set the bar high for other comedies this summer, especially with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s upcoming third outing The World’s End which is released in cinema’s on July 19 [UK] and 23rd August [USA]. it is already setting standards and proving stiff competition.
This is the End features a dream comedy cast including James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, as well as some outstanding A-lister cameos that used to hilarious effect and it is this is where the most fun is had, seeing celebrities poke fun at themselves as well as their Hollywood lifestyle.
There is also moments and scenes in the script that is constantly funny and offers something new or unexpected so that audiences are never bored as there are some great set pieces and memorable moments throughout the film.
This is the End: The Bad
The film does frequently feature some great comedy scenes that are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny, but not all will be appealing to all audiences as Rogen and Goldberg have gone for crude and slapstick jokes that have set the tone for most of their previous movies . There are also some great cameo appearances that you wish lasted for longer throughout the movie as they could’ve been used more.
Overall, This is the End is a must see comedy, just watching it for the cast alone is worth it and the joy of seeing which celebrity pops up next. It also features some great in-jokes about the film industry as well as some of the celebrities own movies.