Wednesday, June 12, 2013
This is the End Review - 2½ Stars
Seth Rogen and his pals James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, Jay Baruchel, and Emma Watson lampoon their pampered world in this comedy about the end of the world. God has had enough and launches the end of days, so the guys have to figure out how to get raptured into Heaven, considering their selfish easy lives. “This is the End” fills its time with jokes at the actors expense and even pokes fun at the gang’s previous hit “Pineapple Express.” Emma Watson does her best to break free of her “Harry Potter” days. They’re all playing against type—you get the idea. The riffs get raunchier as the story progresses and sometimes they run a bit too long. I found the ending interesting, a touch of humanity and the afterlife which I didn’t expect. Does it deliver what it promises? Comedy about judgement day. Is it entertaining? At times. Is it worth the price of admission? If you’re in the right mood.