‘This Is the End’ Red Band Trailer: Raunchy Comedy Stars Take on the Apocalypse

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Movie 43 isn’t the only 2013 laughfest brimming over with recognizable stars and A-listers, as actors/writers/directors Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen have collected all their friends together for an outlandish action-comedy titled This Is the End.

Formerly The End of the World, Goldberg and Rogen’s movie (which marks their feature-length directorial debut) revolves around a small armada of funny folk and celebrities playing themselves, all brought together for a party at James Franco’s house. However, things gets really crazy when Sean Penn arrives the unsuspecting Hollywood denizens find themselves facing a legitimate apocalyptic event.

The red band trailer (which, yes, premieres the day before the Mayans’ predicted apocalypse tomorrow) includes an introduction that riffs on found-footage titles like Paranormal Activity, with Rogen and Franco hiding out in a bunker (among other things…). From there, we get a taste of the actual movie’s sense of humor, ranging from meta-jokes – in a short scene where Danny McBride critiques his fellow foul-mouthed stars’ lazy performances – to a montage of comic mayhem that ensures once the world reaches its end.

By comparison, the official synopsis paints a very different picture:

As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside.  Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

Joining Rogen, Goldberg, McBride and Franco in This Is the End (as themselves) are Emma Watson, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill, David Krumholtz, Martin Starr, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Craig Robinson, Aziz Ansari, Kevin Hart and Michael Cera (whose death isn’t considered a spoiler, apparently). The rest of the cast includes extras playing parts like ‘Party Goer’, ‘Cannibal Santa’ and ‘Hipster’. Yep, this is a Rogen-Goldberg creation all right.

Check out the official poster for This Is the End:


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Goldberg and Rogen are not-so-fresh off co-penning this year’s comedian-studded alien invasion action-comedy The Watch - but, unfortunately, this trailer doesn’t do much to sway me into believing their latest collaboration is going to change the trend of diminishing returns from their recent screenwriting efforts.

That is to say: This Is the End has a concept with potential and there are amusing moments here (like Robinson’s recorded confession), but unfortunately it seems on track to repeat the mistakes of The Watch – including, an abundance of crude jokes and antics that push the boundaries of bad taste (but without much wit) and some cartoony violence that reaches for outrageousness a little too much. It’s also hard to imagine This Is the End will offer either the visual ingenuity and/or genre subversion that at least made Pineapple Express and Green Hornet unique, what with this being Goldberg and Rogen’s first time calling the shots.

Agree/disagree? Let us know in the comments section.


This Is the End opens in U.S. theaters on June 14th, 2013.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. OMG YES!

    ive been waiting for Seth to do this again. This group is my favorite, James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen. They have not done a movie together for a while. Pineapple Express, Superbad and Knocked Up are amazing films and this just seems like a step up from them. I cannot wait for this. Speaking of Michael Cera, where is he?

    I love Seth Rogan movies from a couple years ago and i feel that was him at the top of his career but he just faded out so if he just sticks to what he does best then he cant lose!

  2. Cera is dead!? We lost a good Canadian….I gotta see this movie.

  3. Weird. But could be fun!

  4. Did I just see f****** EMMA WATSON!?!!

    Holy s*** that’s awesome!

    • yes!! she is awesome! this movie is going to be boss!! that’s interesting that they’re playing themselves that has potential to be crazy funny.. I’m just wondering how they’re gonna explain emma being on this continent cuz she’ll prbly be playing herself too and should be in london right? maybe she lives in cali in real life idk…

      • Emma Watson attends college in the US. She has also worked on a lot of Hollywood movies in the last year so it shouldn’t be too hard to explain her presence.

  5. Awesome! This movie cant come fast enough. This group of actors work very good together. Comedy doesnt get much better.

  6. Looks pretty good! I hope we get to see it!

    Stupid Mayans.

  7. This group annoys the hell out of me.

  8. And once-again-fat Jonah Hill looks just like Chris Penn in Reservoir Dogs.

  9. this should just be called “Another Stupid Drug Movie”, because that’s what it will ultimately be. Whatever Seth Rogen touches turns to crap. I can’t believe this poor excuse for a human has fans.

    • ^ yup… yup.

      • If this movie gas no weed ill give everyone 1000 dollars. Seth rogan is a walking cliche.

    • I can’t believe that people can’t believe that other people would like something they don’t like.

      • ^ yup… yup.

  10. i totally want to see this now… you mean to tell me James Franco didn’t suck any dicks last night?

  11. I screened this movie a couple of months ago and it was the funniest film I’ve seen in a LOOOONG TIIIME!!!!!!! Danny McBride is a monster funny dude. Yes it is good and I cannot wait to see it again!

  12. WTF did I just saw …lol those guys together are extremely funny especially Fat Jonah Hill and Danny McBride.

    • Yes im glad fat jonah is back. Lol

    • I dont know what did you saw, did you sees something funny. Did you sawed a movie trailer, what does you saw?

  13. great sounding song at the end, anyone know what it is??

  14. Sometimes the world just needs a little craziness to laugh at. That doesn’t make the movie bad. I only consider jokes about farts, burping, and bad table manners to be terrible.

  15. The found footage part was just about the only time I laughed, except for Craig Robinson’s confession

  16. I actually thought The Green Hornet wasn’t bad – though it may be because the only thing I knew about the original was that Bruce Lee was in it so I went into this with no reservations/expectations.

  17. Just another movie with unnecessary swearing. Danny McBride is the same in every movie, taking about sucking dicks. Six guys who do the same flipping character every movie, I’m bored.

    • You should exclude jonah hill he atleast did moneyball and was great.

    • Same character in every movie? Jonah Hill was great in Moneyball and was nominated for an Oscar. James Franco was in 127 Hours, which was a very good movie and great performance. Seth Rogan was great in 50/50 and Take This Waltz. And maybe when they’re all together in movies like Pinapple Express, Knocked Up, Superbad, or whatever they play the usual foul-mouthed week smoking character, but they’re still good and very funny. I like these guys

  18. That looks absolutely hilarious. Moviegoers just dont know how to have fun anywmore.

  19. Lol, yeah it’s prolly gonna suck…and I’m prolly still gonna see it… :)

  20. This s*** look Funny as s***! Out of all the comedies this looks the best……..I Still don’t like Seth Rogan!

  21. Dd

  22. Some wine first then i might watch it..

  23. this is gonna be wicked awesome.