‘This is The End’ Opens
Seth Rogen’s passion project This is The End opens today, costarring tons of familiar faces including Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, and Danny McBride. Also appearing are a ton of celebs including Paul Rudd, Mindy Kaling, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Jason Segel, Aziz Ansari, and more. Rogen and Evan Goldberg have co-directed the film in addition to serving as writers.
The apocalyptic comedy is getting good buzz with 80% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and lots of positive press (except for Jonah Hill’s portion of the Rolling Stone cover story). The stars are playing exaggerated versions of themselves, with Michael Cera being one example of a star playing way against type as a coked-up sex addict. The film is also a return to the R-rated crude humor and dialogue that we haven’t really seen from Rogen since 2008’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno (unless you count his hilarious cameo in last year’s For a Good Time Call…)
Could this be the first breakout comedy of the summer, or will fans say “meh” the way they have with The Hangover Part III and The Internship? If you’ve seen This is The End, leave a comment below.