Continuing with my 2013 movie viewing! I have a few more to go before the year ends, probably even heading into 2014. Lets get the show on the road since the next few days might be more 2014 plans rather than movie reviews. My boyfriend wanted a comedy the other night and honestly, I don’t own a lot of those so This Is The End was the first to drop into the DVD viewing. Despite everything, I’m still a bit skeptical since I don’t like a lot of similar humor to others and I have a hard time being able to laugh at something that actually looks ridiculous stupid. Lets see if it did manage to give me some LOLs 😉
Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogan
Good buddies Jay Baruchel go to visit Seth Rogan in Los Angeles. After a day of hanging out, Seth convinces Jay to go to James Franco’s housewarming party where a bunch of celebrities are also. Reluctantly, Jay goes and during the night, the apocalypse hits them. Jay, Seth, James along with Craig Robinson and Danny McBride are now barricaded in James Franco’s house until help arrives.
First of all, I’d like to make it clear than when I see Jay Baruchel on screen, I can’t help but cheer a little and hope he does good because he represents Montreal, my beautiful city. The first shot when he arrived, he was sporting a Habs cap and even though I’ve given up on hockey, it does represent the city very much. I did a little ” You go, Jay” plus fist pump while my boyfriend shook his head and smiled. And then by the end of the movie, I started thinking that I really can’t wait for How To Train a Dragon 2 and I wanted to see some more of Hiccup….
Second, I honestly enjoyed this a lot more than I expected. James Franco doing funny is something I haven’t quite grasped yet and Jonah Hill really doesn’t tickle my funny bone (or maybe he does because the funny bone doesn’t make me laugh either). Anyways, I’m not going to get technical with my terms. You get what I mean. And then Craig Robinson and Danny McBride is who again? I’ve never seen these dudes before so okay, the only guy fairing any form of humor for me was Jay and Seth. But, this was funny in a stupid, shut off my brain sort of way. And I was in one of those moods, so it all worked out.
The BEST part of the movie though was not possibly the six guys but rather all the cameos from the other celebrities. Emma Watson was hilarious and awesome. Channing Tatum was a huge OMG LOL moment, if you know what I mean. I haven’t decided if I really liked Michael Cera’s cameo but it was a bit weird in my opinion. Rihanna did get a few moments and Jason Segel had one also (and I spent a few moments trying to remember his name). I’m sure there was a whole bunch of other people that I was naming as they popped up but I can’t remember them now.
I’m going to have to be extremely honest and say that some parts of this movie did have me yawning and I think, it just has to do with not really enjoying the humor they wanted me to like. Still, I had a blast in the beginning and at the end. Plus, its like a comedic way of setting out a story about bromance and at the very end, redemption/selflessness. Whatever you want to call that.
All in all, I probably didn’t enjoy it as much as the bunch of reviews that I did see when it first came out but surprisingly, a lot of it worked for me also. The cameos were extremely memorable and hilarious and the guys sported some nice comedic moments as well. Not my favorite comedy but it was a very different experience and a pretty enjoyable one at that! 🙂 Comedy is something I don’t want to say I’d recommend or not, its so personal so if you like these guys, you’d want to give it a shot. If not, well, what can I say, maybe you want to see Emma Watson, not as Hermione but still being pretty bad ass? 😉
What did you think of This Is The End? Are you a fan of any of these six guys?