Written by John Edward Betancourt
Few things are as unfunny as the end of the world. When it comes it will likely be a downright depressing and horrible event and with good reason, it's the end of the freaking world. Be it a zombiepocalypse or an asteroid crashing into our world, or both...there is no joy to be had on that fateful day.
Yet leave it to the comedic genius of a few writers in Hollywood and it turns out, you can make the end of the world pretty freaking hilarious, as we all learned with last year's awesome horror/comedy, This is the End.
The plot is well, extremely meta as since every actor in the motion picture plays...themselves and one night at a party at James Franco's house in the Hollywood hills, the unthinkable happens. The Biblical end of the world arrives first with the Rapture, followed by fire and brimstone. Now these actors left behind must figure out how to survive the apocalypse and maybe, just maybe make it into heaven before the monsters that roam the land claim them first.
This is another movie that I made the mistake of skipping in theaters but at first, I have to admit, I was skeptical of this one being funny through and through. I mean I loved the line up of actors, and the premise sounded intriguing enough but my worry was that we had seen the best parts of this film in the trailer.
Well, never have I been so wrong. This movie is flat out hilarious. I love the fact that pretty much every actor in this film plays a parody of themselves and I love the fact that I spent an hour and a half laughing until my sides hurt. There are so many hilarious moments in this movie that it would take a week's worth of articles to cover every last one of them.
But perhaps the best moments in mind are when the gang decide to go ahead and film Pineapple Express 2, the surprise cameo at the ending that I won't get into and quite frankly, every single scene that features Danny McBride. He's already one of my favorite comedic actors and his scenes this time around completely stole the show.
Either way, if you were skeptical like I was about this film, don't be. Watch it, enjoy the laughs and watch it again. I don't have this one in my collection, but I get the funny feeling it will be on my shelf before too long, it's that good of a comedy and one that I've already watched quite a few times on demand. Trust me, it's worth it and who knew that the end of everything, could be this hilarious.