The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles.

As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (c) Sony

This is the End

This Is The End – Not Taking Itself Seriously

The first thing you have to remember with this move is that it’s really one of those movies where the actors are playing slightly different version of themselves and bringing the audience something that is quite strange and ridiculous at times.

But that’s not to say it’s an awful film, but as a comedy it works quite well, Jay Baruchel flies in to Los Angeles to meet up with friend, Seth Rogen, to spend a little time bonding, smoking weed, playing video games and just having a good time.

Then they pop around to James Franco‘s new house for a party, which turns out to be wild and crazy and the last party they will ever have!

There are plenty of cameos in the movie such as Rihanna, Emma Watson, Michael Cera and keep an eye out for Channing Tatum!

But the story mainly surrounds Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson and Danny McBride, with them all trying to survive what seems to be the end of the world.

This Is The End – Childish, Crude and Funny

As you can imagine with a film from the makers of Superbad and Pineapple Express you really know what you are in for, lots of crude and childish moments that you find yourself laughing at because they are funny.

With plenty of “dick” jokes and innuendoes, the 1h 59m film doesn’t drag, although the script may drift from time to time, it’s still one of those films that brings the teenager out in all of us and lets face it in this day and age we all need a good laugh from time to time.

The special effects are pretty good the main six actors do a great job of sending themselves up and with some nice little film nods thrown in for good measure.

Overall Thoughts for This Is The End

If you liked Superbad and Pineapple Express then this is going to be for you, I found it funny, to the point I was laughing out load in the cinema, ok the bad taste jokes aren’t going to be for everyone, but hey, you can’t please everyone all the time!

Rating: [starreview tpl=16]

Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds, an avid blogger and photographer. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UKs Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham