This Is the End (2013)
RJG Rating- 80
6 movie stars lock themselves in James Franco's house as the apocalypse begins.
Starring- James Franco,Jonah Hill,Seth Rogen,Jay Baruchel,Danny McBride,Craig Robinson
Directors- Evan Goldberg , Seth Rogen
The movie stars the current generation of top comedians ,and they dont disappoint one bit.
The actors manage to bring in their real life chemistry into the movie thus giving This Is the End its major selling point.Jay,Seth,James,Jonah,Danny,Craig all give excellent performance and they are at complete ease playing an over the top version of their real lives.
The actors performance does a great job in hiding the not so strong story.Without the combination of the main stars the story would have definitely fell apart.The story has its twists and turns but is mainly a collection of skits on what comedians would do in an apocalypse.The story does a good job blending in the actors role and gives everyone importance.
Direction by Seth and Evan was very good.Realizing the story wasnt too strong they utilize the comic talents of the actors to the max.Helping the cause are the numerous cameos which keep the audience interest at a high point.The pacing of the movie was good but it wasnt very even.Some jokes ran for a bit too long.The comedy was great but would have been better had the story given it more potential.While the jokes were funny it depends on how well you know the actors.
Surprisingly the movie takes a turn into the thriller genre in the second half ,a good decision by the directors once again.
The visual effects werent of any high standards, but for a movie of this kind it was enough.
Overall,This is the End is a hilarious movie, if you are a fan of the stars earlier works.