Review: This Is The End
We're going to a party at Franco's house!
Some could call This Is The End a vanity project, but when your main cast is this funny, I think you get a free pass.
Jay Burachel comes to Los Angeles to visit his friend, Seth Rogen. Seth suggests they go to his friend, James Franco's house for a party. Burachel is reluctant, he doesn't care too much for this crowd. While at the party, a strange earth quake happens, and suddenly Burachel, Rogen, Franco, Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson are all stuck in Franco's house when the apocalypse happens.
All of the main cast just plays more extreme versions of themselves, and it works wonderfully. This Is The End is easily the best comedy I've seen all year. The opening scene at Franco's house party is the strongest because of all the random cameos. Michael Cera's was my favorite, it's the funniest thing I've ever seen him in. Plus we got a Superbad reunion for a few minutes there.
There are points in this film that drag, there were a few too many rape jokes for my personal taste and I can only handle so much of Danny McBride. (He's funny, but sometimes his angry funny feels a little too forced.) But whenever it started to do that, something hilarious happened again to bring everything up to speed. These actors are some of the best comedians we have out there today, and their talent isn't wasted here. I look forward to this group of guys making more movies together.
Memorable Quote: "Am I compelled, Jay?" - Jonah Hill