This is the End Thursday, 09 July 2020

This is the End

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    MA15+: Strong crude humour, coarse language, sexual references, comedic violence, nudity and drug use.

  • The pitch:

    Hell on Earth.

  • Starring:

    Seth Rogen, Jay Burachel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Emma Watson, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Rihanna, Channing Tatum, Paul Rudd

  • Directed by:

    Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen

  • Running time:

    107 minutes

  • Rated:

    MA15+ (Australia), 15 (UK), R (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are raped by a demon creature (implied), slapped, punched, demonically possessed, sucked into a sinkhole, crushed, impaled, burned, shot at, threatened with an axe, stabbed, thrown through the air, eaten by a mob, hit with objects, tied up. People point a gun at each other, a man puts a gun to his own head, a man puts a gun in his mouth. Earthquakes, explosions, tremors, vehicle collisions, smashed objects, property damage, mass panic, debris. Burning buildings, vehicles and city; housefire. Bright beams of light shoot from the sky and transport people upward. A beam of light tears through a monster's flesh. Two men crash through a floor, several men fall down stairs. A girl remarks jokingly that she will blow her brains out. Assassination, self-sacrifice, serial killers, fatalities, looter, rapist, paedophile (slang), tsunamis, wildfire, apocalypse, zombie invasion mentioned. Screaming, yelling, arguing, growling. Blood/gore: Corpses. Decapitated head. Spraying blood, pooling blood, gushing blood, blood nose, bloody forehead, scratches on arm, bloody tissue, bruising. Human skull. Flesh eaten, maiming, convulsing.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A group of men joke about the likelihood of raping a woman. Two women are seen kneeling before a half-naked man (fellatio, anal-licking implied). Foreplay mentioned. Bum-slapping, bondage. Sexual banter, sexual slang. Frequent discussion about rape, masturbation, ejaculation and homosexuality. Nudity: Naked man-bum, shirtless men. Phallic sculpture. Pictures of half-naked women in a pornographic magazine. Enormous demon erections. Skimpy clothing and swimwear, cleavage.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    People smoke many marijuana joints, use cannabis pipes, snort cocaine, light crack pipes. Cocaine is thrown in a man's face, a man's drink is spiked. Bags of marijuana, ecstasy pills, 'shrooms, drug paraphernalia seen. Drug-induced behaviour. Drug lords, hallucinogens, acid mentioned. Alcohol (beer, wine, spirits, cocktails). Smoking (marijuana joints, cigarettes).

  • LANGUAGE:

    C-word, f-words, s-words, a-words. Slang and actual terms for genitalia, bodily fluids, sex acts. Derogatory terms for women. Name-calling. Heavy religious references and exclamations. Jokes about rape, homosexuality, race, gender, obesity. People discuss an animal's disability in mocking terms. Cultural, ethnic, racial, gender, sexual, weight stereotypes. Obscene finger gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Apocalypse, rapture, judgement, friendship, survival, disaster, lockdown, rationing, film sequels, cabin fever, The Exorcist, demonic possession, Book of Revelations, confessions, exorcism, redemption, celebrity, Heaven and Hell, drugs, parties, hedonism, ego.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Demonic, lizard-like creatures with yellow eyes, pointed teeth, sharp claws, extra heads, horns and/or wings are seen. Snake-like creatures grow out of a demon's back, a man keeps a pet human on a leash. Helicopter crash, dog, toilet, urination, sparks, spitting, projectile vomiting. The Devil, gluten intolerance, low blood sugar, excessive sweating, drinking own urine mentioned. Hamburger, bacon eaten; uncooked meat seen. Flashing strobe lights.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Audacious, wild, scandalous, inspired, self-deprecating. Hilarious if you enjoy gross-out humour. Flashy cameos.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Offensive, unfunny, puerile, ridiculous, moronic, unintelligent, self-indulgent, smug, absurd, tedious.

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