Has the apocalyptic film theme run its course? Not for Seth Rogen and his merry band of stoners! Some of comedy’s funniest try to survive in ‘This Is The End’ — so should you see it?
In one of the most original comedies this year, This Is The End combines actor parody and the apocalypse: While attending a party at James Franco‘s house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are suddenly faced with the end of the world as we know it. With appearances by Rihanna and Emma Watson, among others, this film is sure to shock us and make us laugh loud; let’s see what the critics thought!
‘This Is The End’ Reviews
End hits all the right notes in its gleeful send-up of celebrity entitlement. It’s particularly fun to watch these actors — the cornerstone of Judd Apatow comedies — poke fun at their public images.
You could sit through a year’s worth of Hollywood comedies and still not see anything that’s genuinely knock-your-socks-off audacious. But This Is the End (opening June 12) truly is. It’s the wildest screen comedy in a long time, and also the smartest, the most fearlessly inspired, and the snort-out-loud funniest.
The New York Times
“This Is the End” is quite a bit better than “The Hangover Part III,” and in places it is genuinely, even sublimely hilarious. Why shouldn’t it be? It assembles a talented, quick-tongued bunch of performers and happily dispenses with the pretense that they are playing anything other than themselves.
Los Angeles Times
The Franco-Rogen relationship is the funniest, the Rogen-Baruchel the deepest, the McBride-and-everyone else the deadliest and the Robinson-et al. the sweetest. Each is heavily weighted with irony, and each hangs in the balance. Everyone does a solid job of playing their hyper-realized selves, although Hill has said he’s never slipped out of character more….From the clockwork comic timing to the movie’s salty mix of the ridiculous and the reflective, “This Is the End” is stupidly hysterical and smartly heretical. Cross my heart and hope to die, it’s funny as hell.
This Is The End opens nationwide June 12. Watching some of the funniest actors today battle for survival; what’s not to love? Count us in for this insanely hilarious comedy!
HollywoodLife.com chatted with Seth at a screening of the film, hosted by FIJI Water and SVEDKA Vodka, and he told us all about his A-list co-stars:
Speaking Of the Sponsors – Fiji Water & SVEDKA Vodka
FIJI Water co-hosted the NY Premiere of “THIS IS THE END.” Filmmaker and star Seth Rogen welcomed friends and encouraged guests to drink lots of Svedka Vodka but to stay hydrated with FIJI!
Despite the awful weather conditions, stars including Aziz Ansari, Megan Hilty, Gabourey Sidibe, Edward Norton, Hilary Rhoda and Eric West still came out to support – even though they were dressed for March and not June!
The after-party took place at The General where a dance party to 80s classics and 90s hip-hop erupted and guests sipped on FIJI through FIJI Straws.
— Avery Thompson
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