Usually when I pump myself up for a movie, I go a little overboard and by the time I see the film, it ends up not meeting my expectations.  This is almost exactly what I did with This is End.  I couldn’t help but watch that clip of Aziz Ansari getting kicked in the hole.  I laughed just about every time I watched it.

Well, This is the End actually exceeded my expectations.  It was fucking hilarious.

Nice simple premise: the Hollywood hills, a bunch of celebrities and the Apocalypse.  Pretty straight forward.

The genius of the movie is that most of it takes place in a few locations.  The stars are basically playing themselves.  (Michael Cera’s cameo is not to be missed.)  The main characters/stars Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, James Franco and Jonah Hill are the main crew.  The movie follows their breakdown as things get increasingly desperate inside of Franco’s house after they’re all trapped there during a party.  The screenwriters, Seth Rogen and director, Evan Goldberg, wisely hang the story around the friendship between Rogen and Baruchel.

There’s drugs, debauchery and giant penises.  Had there been several gratuitous topless scenes, it probably would’ve been the perfect movie.  Jonah Hill’s Hollywood characterization of himself is genius and Danny McBride practically steals the whole show.

Get your bros and some beers and see this movie.  I give it 9 and a half keggers out of 10!