This Is The End
Before everything kicks off Franco and Rogen are sitting in a hallway smoking weed (natch) and chatting about making a Pineapple Express sequel, and this adaptation of the 2007 short film was probably conjured up in a similar way. It's all massively self-indulgent and clearly no-one is having as much fun as the guys on screen but despite the obvious padding and lack of sharper gags in the final act, This Is the End gets away with it because it's so funny.
Half-apocalypse and half-celebrity parody, it only works because everyone involved is so willing to rip the shit out of themselves and everyone else. James Franco's new place is so painfully pretentious he considers a painted hollow penis to be art, Jonah Hill is about halfway up his colon thanks to his Oscar-nominated performance in Moneyball, Jay Baruchel is the nerdy, uncomfortable one and Danny McBride is fucking useless. It goes on a bit too long and the final scene isn't half as joyous as it should be, but if I see anything as hilarious as McBride and Franco's argument about who's going to masturbate where, then consider this a great year for comedy.