23 March 2014

This is The End

A group of actors find themselves in the midst of the apocalypse with now way out. They must every ounce of courage and brains that they have, and unfortunately there's not much to go around.

This movie is absolutely packed with stars; not only is there Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco and Jonah Hill as part of the main cast, there are appearances from Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Channing Tatum, Rihanna and Micheal Cera as well, along with many more that I can't remember. That is one of the major selling points for the movie, and the other is that they are all playing themselves, after a fashion. You seriously begin to doubt that they are all the terrible people they claim to be, and that their real reactions to the apocalypse would be to do a load of drugs and make home videos, but hey, it would pass the time.

The main plot is pretty straightforward; all the celebs are at a party in James Franco's house when the end of the world hits. Most of the guests run outside to see what is happening and are killed by the giant hole that opens up next to the house. Fires begin to blaze everywhere and our protagonists get back inside sharpish. They try to survive now, splitting rations of food and trying to save water, while outside beasts roam the earth, hunting down those who are doomed to hell.

This is a very dark kind of comedy, full of drugs, swearing, severed heads, demons and some pretty gross aspects to do with bodily fluids. Needless to say, this is definitely a film for people who like toilet humour and weirdness.

Although quite entertaining, I would not watch this again as it really is not to my taste humour-wise, so it gets a 3 out of 10.