Hey Peeps, so today I got to see This is the End which from previous audience’s reviews on the Empire Theatre’s website was a bit like Marmite. For those who don’t know what Marmite is, it’s a sandwich spread which everyone either loves or hates. I’m guessing the haters of the film didn’t have a clue what they were letting themselves in for so I’m going to be kind and let you read my review first.
First off I’m going to explain the people in this film play themselves which makes it a god send after having to write out all of Clark Kent’s character’s and actor’s names in my last review. The film pretty much starts with Seth Rogen meeting Jay Baruchel at the airport before the pair head back to his house for a amusing drugs and munchies session. The pair then head over to James Franco’s party where they meet a whole host of stars including Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, Rihanna and Mindy Kaling to name a few. After some hilarious celeb party antics Jay & Seth head over to a convenience store for a packet of cigarettes when the end of the world begins. They both head back to James Franco’s party where the partying celebs are unaware of the world’s turmoil. It’s not long however before they’re made aware of some of the dangers that face them. The storyline’s main characters include Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride. For those who haven’t seen it yet here’s the trailer:
This is the End turned out to be hilarious though like a lot of comedies pushed boundaries of what is seen to be acceptable in films; which is something even I had to question once or twice. Be prepared for shock tactics on the gruesome, WTFs and the jumping side of things (one of the people I went with hated the film for the lack of warning when it came to making her jump out of her skin).
In conclusion I loved This is the End though I can see why it wouldn’t be appealing to all audiences. As a personal rating I’m going to have to give the film 4 stars out of 5, though if you don’t like the sort of films that push the limits boundaries on humour this isn’t going to be a film for you.