Friday, June 14, 2013
I experienced apocalyptic themes twice this week, first with Seth Rogan's hilarious - what would it be like to experience the end of the world with all my famous friends movie This Is the End, and the next night, with the new gorgeous superMan of Steel, fighting his own race to save ours. My perfect last days scenario would be a combination of both movies - to hole up in a Hollywood mansion with Henry Cavill and hope not to ascend to heaven before he can bring me there himself - in any way he wants to!
But lets get back to This Is the End. I can't begin to get across all the crazy, absolute stupid, comic genius that happens in this movie! Believe it or not, I still haven't seen Superbad, hated Knock Up and The 40 Year Old Virgin and never heard of Pineapple Express, so I expected to be mildly entertained at best, not cackling throughout. The true funny comes from the fact that everyone at the James Franco house warming party is famous and playing highly exaggerated versions of themselves. If they had taken the same premise of 6 guys surviving in a house while the apocalypse rages on outside and these same actors where just playing characters, it wouldn't deliver the same punch. But seeing celebrities like Rihanna and Paul Rudd and Kevin Hart die in a sink hole abyss; knowing Rogan, Baruchel, Franco, McBride, Robinson and Hill are friends in real-life, all the movie references and Hollywood insider stuff, adds a lot to the end of time hilarity that ensues.
Seth Rogan: "No one was that bad, I gotta say. They were all pretty enthusiastic. Maybe Emma Watson had more of a hard time wrapping her head around it, but she wasn't even hard to convince. We didn't want people that we had a hard time convincing. There's such ridiculous shit in the movie that if they were in any way not down to do stuff, then they wouldn't have worked out." READ MORE - Refinery29.com
Food in Film Moment: Even if it was the last candy bar on earth, I wouldn't be that happy about a Milky Way, a Snickers, yes, but not a Milky Way.
LAMB Score 4 out of 5
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