Movie Review: This is the End

This is the End is just another product from the mass produced line of bromance flicks, but its funny and energetic enough to make an entertaining popcorn movie.

The comedy This Is The End follows six friends trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption. (c) Sony

This is the End is a typical bromance flick, but its buoyed by meta and self-deprecating humor. The dynamic of the cast, combined with situational comedy, make for an entertaining film. Danny McBride turns up the hilarity and prevents it from turning into a sappy bromance (well for the most part) and Rogen’s usual stoner comedy.

Its predictable and flimsy plot is merely put in as an excuse to get these guys together, poke fun at their real world persona, and use every R-rated joke that it can get using the apocalypse, but it all works.

Its raunchy yet reflective, immature but offers a few insights into Hollywood culture, and energetic enough to sustain its momentum. However, I think its about time to retire the slacker/stoner bromance comedy of guys old enough to know better.

My Rating: 7/10

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