Friday, June 28, 2013

This Is The End - The Pineapple Express to Hell!!!!!

This Is The End
Directed by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Written by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Craig Ferguson, Danny McBridge, Joanah Hill

Ending Summer 2013
Nothing Ruins A Party Like The End Of The World

Alternate Titles:
Das ist das Ende   (This Is The End)  Austria
Ovo je kraj  (This Is The End)  Bosnia & Herzegovina
Краят на света  (Jumping-Off Place)  Bulgaria
É o Fim  (The End)  Brazil
Lõpp  (End)  Estonia
Juerga hasta el fin  (Spree To The End)  Spain
C'est la fin  (This Is The End)  France
To telos tou kosmou  (The End Of The World)  Greece
Itt a vége  (This Is The End)  Hungary
Facciamola finita  (Let's End)  Italy
Isto é o Fim!  (This Is The End)  Portugal
A venit sfârsitul'!  (He Came Late)  Romania
Jay and Seth Vs. the Apocolapyse, The Apocalypse, The End of the World  USA
Song Not Ngay Mai  (Song Not Tomorrow)  Vietnam

What would happen if the end of the world actually occurred.  I'm not talking an asteroid strike, super volcano or massive earthquakes.  I'm talking the actual biblical apocalypse.  Fire, brimstone....true hell on Earth.  Seth Rogen and Co find out exactly that, with hilarious results.  Yep, the end of times has never been funnier.

Typical Hollywood Party.....

The film starts with Seth picking up Jay Baruchel from the airport.  I should mention that all the actors are playing themselves.....well, caricatures of themselves anyway.  That night they end up at James Franco's house  for a party and that's when everything goes to hell....literally.  In the opening moments of the rapture, more celebrities than I can count get either swallowed into a pit to hell, impales, trampled or any other number of horrible ways to die.  The remaining few hole up in Franco's house waiting for a perceived rescue.  ("They always rescue actors first!")

Aww....look all the good people get to go to heav - Is that a movie poster for Ninja Rapist?!?!??!  WTF!!!!!!

The humor varies from dick and fart jokes to very clever subtle and not so subtle satire.  Poking fun at everything from Rosemary's Baby to The Exorcist.  Interspersed in the humor are a few legitimate jump scares and some fantastic special effects.  The shots of a decimated Hollywood are very well done and bit creepy.  It is basically exactly how I imagined the End of Times.

I don't think that baseball bat is going to help Craig much......

Midnight Cinephile Tally

Body Count:  A lot of people die on screen here....but don't forget to factor in that it's the damned apocalypse so the death toll is actually in the billions!

Boob Count:  Briefest of glimpses of live boobs, but there are several shots of a porno mag as well, if you wanna count that.

Beast Count:  Hell Beasts!  Yeah we got some creatures, but I ain't gonna spoil it for ya!

Burn, Hollywood, Burn!

Final Thoughts:

If you enjoyed the films of any of the actors in this movie, then you will more than likely have a good time with this.  Sure it's full of juvenile humor....but what's life without it?  I was quite surprised to see how many celebs they got for the initial party scene, we've got cameos by Rhianna, Michael Cera (who is HILARIOUS!) and a good many others.  Also, keep your eye out for a hilarious cameo towards the end. Highly Recommended!

Final Rating
Four out of Five Pizza Rolls!

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