I was invited to last night see an exclusive preview of the new comedy disaster film This is the End. I have to say this is literally the funniest film I have ever seen. I have never sat in a cinema and been so engrossed in a film that I have forgotten the fact that I am sat amongst strangers and perhaps let out more cackles, grotesque at the gore and jumped as much as I would normally have done in public.
Picture this. A bunch of guys hanging out at home. They are drinking, perhaps getting stoned and they start discussing if they were to make a disaster movie what would happen. They will build on their characters, said ridiculous stuff, suggest some awesome cameos (of people that will clearly be killed off) and really gross things would happen (these are guys after all). Now imagine these guys are actors and they are famous. They think it would be even funnier if everyone played themselves. The only actual ‘actors’ playing parts are the extras.
Now imagine these guys are Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg, the guys behind Superbad and Pineapple Express. Their friends that they get to cameo include Rihanna, Jason Segel, Michael Cera and Emma Watson. And even better their friends that they get to star in the film include James Franco, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill.
Now for the storyline. Imagine it’s the end of the world. God has decided to take all of the good people and save them, whilst all of those who are bad will be taken to hell. Imagine a giant demon with giant genitals, Danny McBride turning into a cannibal with Channing Tatum as his gimp. The question of this story isn’t how will they stop the end of the world, but how will they escape it and make their way to heaven.
Can you picture it? Does it sound like an amazing concept to you? If you think so then this is the film for you. This is only giving you a mere glimpse of what you can expect in this film. I can’t tell you any more as there is just far too much good s**t. All I will leave you with is that you will walk out of the cinema craving a Milky Way (the American version, which is basically a Mars bar) and the Backstreet Boys greatest hits.
This is the End is in UK cinemas this Friday 28 June. Check out the trailer below for more details (note this is the adult version)…
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