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Old 28-06-2013, 16:31
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This Is The End

Not many movies get made with a premise like this - a bunch of actors playing themselves all sit around in a room. Actually, they are playing heightened versions of themselves (which is really just an excuse for them to all take the piss out of each other), go to a party, and an apocalypse occurs outside.

Right from the first scene the intentions are clear, a Seth Rogen "fan" videos him at an airport, and says how he always plays the same character all the time, and to do the Seth Rogen laugh. He meets Jay Baruchel, and they go to a party at James Franco's house. As they are all mates in real life, and the dialogue is sparky and funny, at one point you think the movie would actually play as a pretty good comedy even if the devastating events that follow didn't happen. But the apocalypse arrives, and the scenes of destruction are pretty impressive, a bit like the action scenes in the frequently referenced Pineapple Express were handled - very good for a comedy film.

After everything goes to hell, including Michael Cera getting impaled and Rihanna falling down a sinkhole, a group of six get holed up in Franco's, and the rest of the movie sees them arguing with each other, in increasingly pointless (but often still funny) ways. This drags on occasions, as the clear improvisation gets a bit out of hand at times, but there are still enough gems to keep the laugh count high.

The cameos rack up, and while you are always waiting (but never quite get) for something of the calibre of Bill Murray's Zombieland appearance, there are still some top moments, Emma Watson's scenes are really strong - (she swears!) as are Michael Cera's - probably because they are both playing against expectations, rather than the others playing themselves, and there is one glorious moment where Jonah Hill, Cera and McLovin are on screen for a brief scene, where you realise that the Superbad guys are all back together.

It's probably not quite as funny as I was hoping for (Superbad is one of my favourite comedies), but there is enough top laughs and moments on display here to make it worth watching, and a truly bizarre ending.
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Old 28-06-2013, 18:08
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Gutted

Totally agree, i was hoping for another zombieland, shaun of the dead etc, and the trailers were leading me to think we are onto something here!!

Then 84% on rotten tomatoes and i thought yes a modern day comedy classic

SO i guess i built it up to much and felt really disappointed by the whole thing, cant wait to read casual reviews for this as im guessing i wont be alone

The only bits i smirked at where the bits which were in the trailer, cameos were slightly amusing but like the OP said, no bill murray esk performances.

Apart from a slightly entertaining/surprising 3rd Act, the first 2/3's in my opinion was seen the trailer seen the film!!

Am i alone on this??
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Old 28-06-2013, 19:36
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I can't wait to see this - looks hilarious
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Old 28-06-2013, 20:30
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Saw this today and was really impressed, very funny from start to finish! There were a couple of small points where i thought it dragged, but it didn't stop it being really enjoyable
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Old 29-06-2013, 10:02
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saw this last night and i enjoyed it, even though towards the end it did get a bit silly. definitely not a film to be taken seriously
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Old 30-06-2013, 01:30
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Just saw it and really enjoyed it, some very funny scenes, demon Jonah was hilarious!
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Old 30-06-2013, 15:06
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Looking forward to seeing this
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Old 01-07-2013, 15:40
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Saw this yesterday - pretty good film I thought, some excellent funny bits - even if it does drag a couple of times.

Brilliant cameo from Emma Watson - I deffo want her on my side during a "zombie" invasion...

Well assuming I manage to not give off the wrong vibe
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Old 01-07-2013, 17:02
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Just got back - very enjoyable but not laugh out loud funny; there were a few good chuckles and a lot of smiling but I don't think I properly laughed the whole film. Which considering how positive the reviews have been, and how belly aching and side splitting it's supposed to be was disappointing. Perhaps you have to be American. I mean long drawn-out scenes about jizzing on people isn't very British. The whole concept of the film really worked for me as well as I've often wondered when watching disaster films "oh I wonder what Angelina Jolie would being doing during all of this" and "oh I wonder how long Rihanna would survive" (not long as it turns out) and the like.

There were some good celebrity cameos as well, although I didn't know who a lot of them were. Especially at the party, I knew Cera, Mintz-Plasse, Watson and Rihanna but the rest completely passed me by. I felt like an American watching the Keith Lemon movie. I didn't even have a clue who the back and older guys in the main cast were to be honest. The effects were very impressive as well!

On a side note did they actually explain in the script why, when desperate for water they didn't just go and turn on the kitchen and bathroom taps?
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Old 01-07-2013, 17:09
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I really enjoyed this film. Danny McBride was hilarious in it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 19:46
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Danny McBride was great in this film and I really enjoyed it as well.Quite a few laugh out loud moments but I did cringe a bit at the ending!
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Old 01-07-2013, 23:07
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Just got back - very enjoyable but not laugh out loud funny; there were a few good chuckles and a lot of smiling but I don't think I properly laughed the whole film. Which considering how positive the reviews have been, and how belly aching and side splitting it's supposed to be was disappointing. Perhaps you have to be American. I mean long drawn-out scenes about jizzing on people isn't very British. The whole concept of the film really worked for me as well as I've often wondered when watching disaster films "oh I wonder what Angelina Jolie would being doing during all of this" and "oh I wonder how long Rihanna would survive" (not long as it turns out) and the like.

There were some good celebrity cameos as well, although I didn't know who a lot of them were. Especially at the party, I knew Cera, Mintz-Plasse, Watson and Rihanna but the rest completely passed me by. I felt like an American watching the Keith Lemon movie. I didn't even have a clue who the back and older guys in the main cast were to be honest. The effects were very impressive as well!

On a side note did they actually explain in the script why, when desperate for water they didn't just go and turn on the kitchen and bathroom taps?
The sinkhole probably destroyed the pipes
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Old 03-07-2013, 18:05
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The sinkhole probably destroyed the pipes
Yeah I assumed it was either the sinkhole, or because the house was brand-spanking new the water hadn't yet been turned on. I just wondered if it was specifically mentioned in the script.
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Old 03-07-2013, 20:28
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Why wasn't Emma Watson raptured is a more pressing question and were did she go?
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Old 04-07-2013, 19:30
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Why wasn't Emma Watson raptured is a more pressing question and were did she go?
Yeah it did leave me wondering what kind of ungodly and naughty things Miss Watson likes to get up to in her spare time...
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:16
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I watched this movie. Its nice
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Old 06-07-2013, 09:35
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Only at the top of page 2 as well

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1833470
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Old 10-07-2013, 12:58
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Why wasn't Emma Watson raptured is a more pressing question and were did she go?
As us Brits come from a secular nation (or as some of the radical American 'Christian' groups have described it, a Jesus-hating, gay-loving, socialist hellhole), it's doubtful whether many of us would be raptured .

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