Director: Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
When this was announced to be released, I knew I had to see it. I'm willing to bet a lot of people had to see it too because I caught one of the night's earlier show times and the entire theater was packed. I'm not a big fan of dirty humor, but with this cast, I knew what kind of material I'd be expecting. It certainly did not disappoint, even when conforming to the apocalyptic craze. In fact, it helped with their whole comedic craze. I'd say this now: the entire movie was entertaining! It had a ton of laughs and the chemistry of the cast was stupendous. I left the cinema with people who were applauding (the applauding part annoys me in theaters, sorry) and definitely were satisfied with what they saw.
Jay Baruchel was in LA visiting his friend, Seth Rogen. After all their fun, Seth suggests dropping by James Franco's house for a housewarming party he was throwing, which Jay reluctantly agreed to. At the party we get to see a lot of celebrities cameos, from Michael Cera to Rihanna, down to Paul Rudd. After feeling a bit left out from Seth's group, Jay headed out to a nearby store with Seth to buy something, when the apocalypse rained on them. The earth started shaking and blue lights from the sky started beaming people out of earth, and chaos ensues. When Seth and Jay return to the party, the apocalypse became full-blown, swallowing most of the celebrities. Seth and Jay were left alive, along with their friends, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Danny McBride. Hilarity (and a bit of apocalyptic horror) ensue as the six people try to survive and fend of the monsters that reside outside the walls of Franco's house.
The scenes were hilarious! There's Jonah Hill trying to feel Jay included because he's Seth's connection to the past. Then there's the whole jizz scene between James Franco and Danny McBride. They were even having video confessions! And the cameos! The best cameos, are at the final parts of the flick. Seriously. Reports may have been giving nods to the ones at the party, but the best ones, you'd have to see. Since we mostly know who appears as a party goer, let's focus on that instead. Michael Cera was definitely not the usual nerd-geek type that he appears to be in his films, and has managed to steal all the scenes he was in. There was also Emma Watson who makes another appearance and robs the men out of their drinks.
With all of that aside, this may have been the funniest movie I've seen this year. It's entertaining, and it had a lot of laughs. The guys were great, and this was something that paid off. It's been a long time since a raunchy comedy was done right, and this was it. They were in their element, and with the material Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg wrote (based from a short film), it was guaranteed golden. I really liked how they were playing themselves, so there was a comfortable atmosphere, as they are all friends. It's an awesome movie and it seriously should not be missed.