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Monday, 30 September 2013

This is The End (2013)

This is was one of the my most anticipated movie for 2013. We had great action movies, great thrillers and some good horror stories, but there weren't many comedies that could actually make you laugh. But as soon as I saw the first trailer, I knew it would be worth watching. You have some of the best young comedians all together in one film. What's not to like?



Not everyone is a fan of Seth Rogen or Jonah Hill, I get it. But this is quite different. They always play themselves in a way - people who like to get high, drink all night and have wild parties. Tell me one movie with one of those actors not about that (except Franco, he is in a different category). And here is the difference - this time they are actually playing themselves (or an alternative version). Just like Neil Patrick Harris in Harold & Kumar (there will be a new one). 

*MAJOR SPOILERS* 


What's the story about? You've seen on the trailer (if you haven't it's at the end of the article) it's about the apocalypse. Everybody is going to James Franco's place for a party when the apocalypse happens and people die. You got your famous people around - Rihanna gets butt slapped at one point, Michael Cera snorts coke and get's a rim job, Jason Segel is around... well there are a lot of celebrities.

It starts with an earthquake then most of them die (that fast). The only survivors are our main characters - Rogen, Jonah, Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jay Baruchel. And the whole thing is about their survival. What makes it hilarious? Six different characters, everyone having issues with the others are stuck together. They are fighting with food shortage, unexpected guests, demons, more demons and most of all - with each-other. Basically like Big Brother.

But it would be pointless if there was no general idea. At the beginning of this even, Jay sees how some people are abducted by bright lights coming from the sky. And this is the most important thing.

The film is not only about laughs, you see. It makes you think. If/when the apocalypse comes, where will I be? Will I be taken to heaven or will I be left behind, on Earth with the demons and all the other people who are dying one by one? And they realise this. They realise they've been bad, they are sinners. 

Oh, and Emma Watson and Backstreet Boys are there.

I've always said, if a movie makes you think about life, then it's done its job. 

*End Spoilers*

If you still haven't seen it - go watch it. If you've missed it - you can buy it on DVD or Blu-Ray now. It's something you will definitely like, specially if you watch it with friends. Finds some herbs while you are at it. 

IMDB - 7,2/10
Rotten Tomatoes - 84% tomatometer / 80% audience rating
Me - 8/10