Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Tuesday’s Top Trailer: This Is the End

Welcome to a weekly feature here at Movies with Abe, Tuesday's Top Trailer. One of my favorite parts about going to see movies is the series of trailers that airs beforehand and, more often than not, the trailer is far better than the actual film. Each week, I'll be sharing a trailer I've recently seen. Please chime in with comments on what you think of the trailer and how you think the movie is going to be.

This Is the End – Opening June 12, 2013

It’s hard not to find this film appealing. I say that knowing that I truly enjoyed both “Superbad” and “Pineapple Express,” the two most prominent collaborations from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. This film seems like a fitting send-up of disaster movies, and I think it should work extremely well to have all the actors playing themselves rather than random characters. That works to the film’s advantage in the trailer, particularly with Mindy Kaling, Michael Cera, and Emma Watson. Spotlighting six comedic talents – Rogen, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and James Franco – all of whom have worked together in the past to tremendous effect, should make for one hell of a funny movie. I just hope that the film doesn’t get too carried away with its own ridiculousness, and instead embraces it as the path towards plenty of laugh-out-loud humorous moments. It’s sure to have a number of cameos of epic proportions, and I can already spot some faces in the trailer who I’m sure will be terrific, namely Aziz Ansari, who appears to meet his demise early on. Mocking Hollywood is one thing, but killing off all of its funniest members could be the recipe for the best outrageous comedy in a long time. Let’s hope it lives up to its excellent comic potential.

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