Genevieve Vieira
1 minute read
11 Oct 2013
7:00 am

Acting up

Genevieve Vieira

It's the end of the world, Seth Rogen style. Using the end of the world as an excuse to partake in whatever tomfoolery came to mind, it appears the cast had more fun making the film than audiences will have watching it.

Actors Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson, starring as themselves, are stuck in Franco’s house after a raucous housewarming party. While on a booze run, Rogen and Baruchel witness people being swept up by beams of blue light. Then they notice that their surroundings are on fire and there's a gaping hole in the earth.

They return to Franco’s house and, unworthy of rapture, the friends remain on Earth, fighting to survive. The film is rude and lewd, hence the absurdly detailed age restriction. From kicking a decapitated head around the room to a 10-minute conversation about who gets to rape Emma Watson, also a guest star, it seems anything goes with this lot.

There’s the possibility that you’ll find yourself laughing at the stupidity on screen, but a giggle here and there is not enough to recommend this film. For the most part, it’s just a collection of foul-mouthed stunts.