22 February 2014

This Is the End, 2013 - ★★

Somewhat overlooked on it's UK release by coming out at the same time as the much anticipated and similar themed The World's End when this started appearing in end of year lists I thought it would be worth catching up with. It isn't. That's not fair, the first hour is great wonderfully playing up on cast's personas, self referential and full of great cameos. It quickly becomes self-indulgent desperately in need of one of the friends to shout "Cut". Much worse though is that later on it just isn't funny and has more in common with the Scary Movie style parodies than anything else (I quite liked the first Scary Movie but I don't think we have a collective name for all the atrocities that followed).

February 22, 2014 at 05:12PM

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