“There are elements of this movie that make it totally Shock-worthy.” That’s what one colleague told me about This is the End, the dark comedy formerly called The End of the World. After seeing the trailer – okay, you got me, I’ll stick with it.
Written and directed by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen and starring Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jonah Hill as themselves, the film finds 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. Once they discover that they are experiencing the Apocalypse, they must come to terms with why they were left behind. Eventually they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.
Goofiness and mayhem and Skyline-esque blue lights await you; head inside for the red band trailer.
“I guess if Michael Cera’s gone, it’s not a total loss, huh?”