The End is Nearer: Updates for August 25th – September 7th

You may have noticed that I skipped a week. That’s because I’m a rebel and well I do what I want around here.

That also means double the updates this week!  Here goes…

  1. Apocalypsereview began his analysis of post-Rapture sequel The Morning After II (or, as I have dubbed it, The Morning After the Morning After).
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“This is the End” Interview

More geeking out over This is the End!  Here’s a GQ interview I enjoyed reading, and I thought ya’ll might enjoy it too.

The question was simple: What’s the biggest movie they could make with the smallest budget? The answer, once they hit on it, seemed genius: a story about the end of the world, shot mostly in one room. The resulting short, made back in 2006, starred Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel, and it was such a blast to make that soon the idea took hold: Let’s turn it into a feature film! And let’s cast all our friends in it, playing themselves!

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This Is the End: In Which People Get Schwooped, Hermione Kicks Some Butt, and Michael Cera is Michael Cera

Have you seen This is the End Yet?  No?  zOMG you should watch it right now!!!!!

What? You say you’re not in a movie theater? And you don’t like pirating movies because it feels dishonest?

Fiiiiiine.  At least watch this trailer:

Hopefully the trailer put you in a good mood, and now you can forgive me for promising this review some three weeks ago and not delivering until now.  I assure you that there is a very good reason as to why that happened.  Well, not a very good reason.  Not much of a good reason either.  But a reason. What happened was this: I saw This is the End the week after it came out, loved it, rushed home to gush over it, and …

And immediately encountered two weeks worth of writer’s block.

I didn’t understand.  This was a fantastic movie, so why couldn’t I come up with anything to say about it? Luckily, I used my hardcore analytical English degree skillz and finally figured out the problem:

I just don’t know what to do with a good Rapture movie. I’m used to stopping these movies every twenty minutes just to curb the boredom/frustration.  I’m used to getting excited over what seems to be a major plot point, only to have said plot point swept under the rug and never talked about again.  I’m used to hearing “We should accept everyone regardless of race or creed!” used to identify a character as evil. I’m used to explanations making no sense.  I’m used to agreeing with the antagonists whilst scratching my head at the protagonists.  I’m used to watching the credits roll, finally, and wondering why the hell I couldn’t have a normal hobby, at least one that people make decent movies about.

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