Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Movie Review- This is The End

            We've all pretty much seen or heard some sort of advertisement for this movie, and yet, it doesn't seem like many people expected it to be successful. Just a head's up for anyone who has never seen Freaks and Geeks, the Green Hornet, Pineapple Express, Superbad or 21 Jump Street, you may not enjoy this type of humor and therefore most likely won't enjoy the movie. Let's begin with the actors, the main characters were Seth Rogen and his friend Jay. Later on we see the rest of their crew which includes, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and James Franco. One large factor that drew me to the movie was the fact that the actors play themselves and that the movie was produced, directed, and written by the same people who brought you Pineapple Express and Superbad.
            It takes a lot of dedication to go against Hollywood's unwritten norm to have actor's use another name while acting in a movie. When Seth Rogen wrote the script, he knew that actors and entertainers would appreciate the fact that they could be themselves. So, we are able to see these entertainers in another light, this movie is full of entertainers such as, Rihanna, Kevin Hart, Aziz Ansari, and Emma Watson. This movie not only allowed the actors to play themselves, but it was a combination of a horror and comedy film. So, if you don't enjoy the little bit of terror in the film, no worries, there are plenty of laughs to look forward to. Now, to the plot, here we are in Hollywood in the middle of all the action at James Franco's enormous house when all of a sudden a huge sinkhole opens in front of Franco's home.
             It is Jay's immediate suspicion that what is actually taking place is the apocalypse. So, each of the characters struggles with what is hard to believe is reality. As the movie goes on there are so many things to look forward to, the most amazing thing about this movie is that the celebrities seem as if they are regular people. I give this movie 4 stars. It was hilarious, the writing, the timing, the music, it all came together and each scene was unique in it's own way. This movie definitely made a splash at the theater in my opinion. I would recommend this movie.

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