This american comedy film marks the directing debut of the writer duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.The film boasts of an attractive star cast that includes James Franco, Jonah Hill,Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen himself .Channing Tatum,Rihanna,Michael Cera and Emma Watson did a cameo.The most interesting thing about the film is that the cast has acted as the fictional characters of themselves.
Seems like apocalypse is the new way to set the cash counters ring.”At the worlds end” , a british film released almost in congruence with this film dealt with a similar topic with the same exact treatment.The film was a blockbuster.I am yet to write a review on that.But for now moving on with the film on focus.This film is about a few friends or rather say colleagues from hollywood.Seth Rogen and jay baruchel are very close friends.Jay arrives at Los Angeles to meet his friend and fellow actor seth rogen.They crash at Seths’ modified place.They smoke some pot.Dance to backstreet boys.Later Seth takes Jay to James Franco’s house warming party.Jay firstly opposes.Jay is portrayed as an anti social character.Jay feels very uncomfortable at the party.Also at the party are Emma Watson,Jonah Hill and Craig Robinson and many more celebs.Jay doesn’t like the ways Jonah behaves with him.He doesn’t like James Franco either.Later Jay and Seth goes out to get some cigarettes.When they are at the shop weird things happen.Some kind of earthquake.Jay sees blue lights from the sky sucking people up.Jay and Seth somehow manage to reach back at jamess’ place.A gigantic sinkhole is formed at the lawn of the fortress.Many celebs including Rihanna fall into the hole.Jay, Seth,Craig,James and Jonah survives.They crash at James house.They gather the remaining food.Next morning they wake up to Danny McBride eating their food.He was not invited to the party.He is arrogant and irritating throughout the film.Infact most characters are portrayed as selfish and stubborn.Jay believes that the judgement day has arrived and only the good ones are being sucked up to the sky.Seth,Jonah,Craig or James are not so in agreement with Jay.Eventful things happen.Later they are convinced about the apocalypse that is happening around.One of the most hilarious moments is that of ‘The last exorcism of Jonah Hill’ who has been possessed by the demon.The exorcism turns bad and Jonah ends up dead after being caught in fire.
Later the group discover that they still got a chance to get saved if they sacrifice for others.Craig gets saved first.Jamess’ try to get saved fails and he ends up dead.But Jay and Seth manage themselves to sacrifice each other and get saved.They are sucked up to the heaven.At the golden gate to heaven they are welcomed by Craig, who is now an angel.Once they enter the heaven Craig says that they can have anything they desire.Jay wishes for backstreet boys.And the film ends in backstreet boys performing their “Everybody” and the whole of the heaven dances to it.
The film is totally insane.This is one of the craziest comedies I have ever seen.This profanely funny film can knock- your- socks -off.Its highly energetic and imaginative.
Performance wise Seth,Franco and Craig did their job well and neatly.But for me Danny McBride and Jonah Hill did the magic.They both were amazing. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have proved their potential in direction.Lets hope that this is not the end.
My Rating: 8.5