I just don't know about this movie. Something about Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride and literally every other working comedian right now playing themselves in a comedy about the end of the world feels smug and lazy. It also feels like a belated admission that most of them only ever play themselves anyway. Now they're just skipping the part where they pretend to have different names - or as I like to call it, acting.
And nothing I've seen of This Is The End actually makes me laugh, which is the real issue here. I've watched both trailers with a faint half-smile on my face, maybe offering a few "heh"s at the occasional gag. Watching a bunch of pudgy white guys (oh, excuse me, there's one woman and one black man) make fun of each other for ninety minutes just doesn't seem all that accessible. This feels like a project for them, something I'm sure they loved filming and will quite enjoy watching that doesn't really have anything to do with us.
Am I alone in this? Word online seems very enthusiastic, but I am entirely not feeling it.