This Is the End ★★★

"ahhh, the gluten is so delicious."

like kids locked in a candy store overnight. this is *exactly* the kind of film that you're gonna get when you give seth rogen & co unfettered freedom and a fair chunk of change to do whatever they want. hilarious in fits and spurts (can't imagine how it'll play to those who don't have a working knowledge of PINEAPPLE EXPRESS), but most compelling ("does it compel me?") as a portrait of casual celebrity in a world that always seems on the brink of chaos.

sure did appreciate that it *goes there,* but often frustratingly airless.