I for one have felt that in the past decade, comedies have lost a lot of their charm. Don’t get me wrong, there have been some gems in between, but I have always been a fan of nineties comedies where Jim Carrey was at the top of his game and Austin Powers arose with his comedic genius. But now I am very happy to announce is that I have found another one of those gems. This Is The End had me clutching my stomach from its hilarious script and performances and never have I been so surprised from a film before, I literally went into this one with zero expectations.
Have you ever wondered what your favorite actor would be doing in an apocalypse? If so you are going to love this movie, and if not, you are still going to love this movie. Every actor you see in this film plays an exaggerated version of themselves, and this alone creates massive amounts of potential for comedy and the movie doesn’t waste any of it. Our main focus is on actors Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, who then go to a jamming homecoming party at James Franco’s house. Once there, they find other famous actors like Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and many, many others. The first fifteen minutes or so feature such an extended array of cameo appearances that your head might spin a little. Things go from funny, to outright hilarity when all of these famous people begin to be picked off left and right when an apocalypse strikes, leaving our main six protagonists to survive and hold down the fort.
This film had me laughing with every single intended joke, something that I don’t think has ever happened before, that may be the reason I saw it twice in just a couple of days. If I had to pick someone who stole the show I would have to say it was Danny McBride, everything that comes from his mouth is awkward and simply funny. Heck, I even laughed at him when he wasn’t saying anything at all. If you too have lost a connection with comedy films these days, look no further, go and see This Is The End.