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Quick Daily Review #81: This is the End (2013)

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This is the End (2013)

Here is a movie that is sure to deeply offend some and deeply tickle others. The subject matter deals directly, even if superficially with end times events in Christian eschatology, and plays them for laughs. That’s just the set up for the joke though, and not the joke itself, if you can keep that in mind perhaps this won’t bother you so much if you are sensitive to that kind of subject matter. If not, it’s not like you need any extra warning to stay away. The trailer alone is probably enough to make some people start boiling some holy water. The real point of this movie is to have Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco and all of their Hollywood friends over for one long self referential party where they take turns lampooning each other and themselves. Rihanna and Michael Cera’s cameos alone warrant an extra star for this one. I don’t need to tell you that the comedy is crude, simplistic, and all that. This is basically every Judd Apatow style comedy you’ve ever seen, just going on in the middle of the Apocalypse. I enjoyed it, but movies like this are impossible to review or recommend because, well, just re-read my opening sentence.

3stars

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About William McPherson (382 Articles)
Professional freelance writer, who also writes blogs, reviews, and assorted nonsense at www.vortexeffect.net

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