This Is the End
Directed by: Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg
Written by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg (screenplay), Jason Stone (short film)
Starring: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel
This Is the End rotates between being one of the funniest mainstream comedies in recent memory and one of the sloppiest. If the budget had been hacked in half and forced directors Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to go without all the CGI demons, it would have been ten times as good.
As it stands, though, it’s hard to argue with a movie where some of the funniest Hollywood actors play themselves during the apocalypse. Every actor is at the top of their self-mocking form, and when the movie doesn’t detour into much weaker action territory, it’s hilarious.