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This Is the End also known as “The World’s End,” “The End of the World”

MPAA Rating: R for crude and sexual content throughout, brief graphic nudity, pervasive language, drug use and some violence.

Reviewed by: Jake Roberson
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Extremely Offensive
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Primary Audience:
Adults
Genre:
Action Comedy
Length:
1 hr. 47 min.
Year of Release:
2013
USA Release:
June 12, 2013 (wide—2,900+ theaters)
DVD: October 1, 2013
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Relevant Issues
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mocking God and His Word

promoting illegal drug use

apocalypse

catastrophe and the Bible

reconciling with friends / reconciliation

end of the world

book of Revelation

drunkenness

illegal drug use

lust

depravity

blasphemy

Bible

Hell

demons and demonic possession

righteousness

good works

What does God say? Answer

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

Jesus

the Final Judgment

MILLENNIUM—The Bible talks about a coming Tribulation period, following by a thousand years of peace. What will the biblical Millennium be like?

Featuring: James FrancoJames Franco
Emma WatsonEmma Watson
Paul RuddPaul Rudd
Seth RogenSeth Rogen
Jonah HillJonah Hill
Michael CeraMichael Cera
Jason SegelJason Segel
Christopher Mintz-PlasseChristopher Mintz-Plasse
Jay BaruchelJay Baruchel
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Director: Evan Goldberg
Seth Rogen
Producer: Mandate Pictures
Point Grey Pictures
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Distributor: Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures

All Jay Baruchel wanted to do for the weekend was chill. He just wanted to hang out and reconnect with his buddy Seth Rogen. He just wanted to scarf some Carl’s Jr. He just wanted to drink, smoke weed, and watch stuff on Seth’s new 3D television. That’s all Jay really wanted.

He did not want to go to James Franco’s house-warming party. He did not really want to hang out with Seth’s other friends. He definitely did not want to see Michael Cera’s bare derrière. And he most certainly did not want the world to end. Unfortunately for Jay, all of his “Wants” get flushed down the toilet in the blink of an eye as each one of his “Didn’t Wants” comes to pass. (Along with several other things that would have made the “Didn’t Want” list, if he had thought they’d been even remotely conceivable.)

In the end (pun intended), much to his chagrin, Jay finds himself stuck in James Franco’s house with five other extremely selfish and self-centered individuals (Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and the homeowner himself, James Franco [all playing exaggerated versions of themselves]) as they try to navigate the perils of a world spinning headlong into a profanely violent conclusion to its existence.

Editor’s Warning: Some of the remainder of this review is graphic in its accurate description of this intentionally blasphemous, extremely obscene and abhorent movie. Bottom-line: We STRONGLY urge Christians not to view this extremely offensive film (nor anyone else). Don’t expose yourself to the nauseating details (below), unless you REALLY need to know.

“VOTING” FOR BAD MOVIES—Every time you buy a movie ticket or rent a video you are casting a vote telling Hollywood “That’s what I want.” Why does Hollywood continue to promote immoral programming? Are YOU part of the problem? Answer

On the topic of violence…

… there is a significant dosage in the film, a dosage that begins with a woman being crushed by a large object and ends with a gigantic demon being sliced nearly in twain. In between, people get punched, kicked, stabbed, and incinerated. One man is impaled by a light post, and the camera makes sure to linger on the bloody results. A woman’s head is squashed when someone accidentally steps on it. Dozens of party-goers fall to their death when an earthquake opens a giant hole in the yard. One of those individuals is kicked in the face several times (on purpose) before he eventually falls.

A man is decapitated by an unknown entity, and his head is promptly (though accidentally) kicked around soccer-style by several people as they slip and slide in the blood spurting from his neck/head. Emma Watson thwacks one character in the face with the butt of an axe, and Jay brains Jonah twice with a bat. One man takes bites out of another’s face, and the victim is subsequently devoured by a group of cannibals.

One character confesses that he once gouged a man’s eyes out during an altercation over a game of Foosball. A fairly lengthy gag features one character jokingly pretending that he is about to commit suicide with a revolver. The audience hears the chaos of the world’s end from inside James’ house as the sound of gunfire, explosions, and people screaming echoes through the night. One man attempts (unsuccessfully) to shoot several other men at point blank range.

Inebriation…

… is the name of the game in “This Is the End.” A large portion of the characters’ antics are fueled by copious consumption of massive quantities of drugs and alcohol. Characters frequently talk about how much they enjoy various kinds of drugs, though weed is the favorite and most commonly abused substance. Marijuana is smoked in joints, pipes, and bongs. Michael Cera, who is perpetually stoned and/or drunk out of his mind, blows a pile of cocaine in Christopher Mintz-Plasse’s face (against the will of the latter).

The survivors count several bags of marijuana, Ecstasy, and “shrooms” among their survival rations. Jay unwittingly drinks Ecstasy, while the other survivors consume the other various forms of drugs on hand, which initiates a wild, hallucination-filled bender that includes two of the men dueling with lamp stands while the others throw cash around like they’re betting on cockfights. A scene in “heaven” features the “revelation” that weed is habitually consumed within the confines of the Pearly Gates. There is talk of a sequel to “Pineapple Express,” wherein, much to the chagrin of the drug lord antagonist, the protagonists would be attempting to make all weed legal. The survivors later film a home movie version of the sequel based on that premise.

Moving on to the language and crude humor…

… there are a minimum of 455 four-letter-words (and/or their various derivations) to contend with throughout the film. At least 296 of those are forms of the F-word, and different variations of “sh*t” are mentioned 103 times. Those figures do not include a multitude of recurring jokes about and references to “p*ssies,” “twats,” “c*cks,” “d*cks,” “taints,” and “c*nts.” The Lord’s name is abused 40 times. The more “minor” curse words are abused less frequently, but audiences will still encounter approximately 10 references to “a**” or “a**hole,” and about a half-dozen uses of “b*tch,” “d*mn,” and “h*ll.”

As if the aforementioned language issues weren’t enough, we are asked to laugh as a man urinates all over a toilet seat and attempts to wipe it off with his boot. Another man admits to drinking his own pee and then proceeds to drinking more out of a martini glass. Yet another character is somehow able to accidentally urinate in his mouth. Two friends reminisce about a time when one of them “sharded” in his pants after attempting to eat $20 worth of food from Taco Bell. One man, after being possessed by a demon, vomits bile all over two of his friends. Several individuals flip “the bird” at others as a gesture of anger and/or defiance.

Sexual immorality…

… there are two lengthy, profane conversations that center around rape and whether or not certain individuals are “rapey” and/or planning on committing such a heinous act. Several scenes feature references to “sucking d*ck” and different (male) characters’ propensity for doing so. Rihanna punches a man in the face after he slaps her backside. There are two scenes wherein the “humor” focuses on both offers to and threats of “t*tty-f***ing,” and one character confesses that as a child he had “man t*tt*es” and that one time “bullies held [him] down and t*tty-f***ed [him].”

Several men share a bed together (because they are scared), and they discuss whether they want to sleep “butt to d*ck,” “d*ck’s up,” or while spooning. One man brags about having Channing Tatum as his personal sex slave and provides brief, but explicit details about his exploits. We hear multiple references to pornography and masturbation, including an incredibly long, angry, profanity-laced argument between James and Danny about “jerking off” and “jizzing” and the various methods, locations, and targets they plan to incorporate (including a few they already have).

It’s almost impossible to separate the profane language from the crass sexual content shown on screen, as they are interwoven so tightly that their onscreen relationship feels co-dependent. Partially nude women are seen on pages of a Penthouse magazine (the spark that ignited the aforementioned fight about “jizz”). Michael Cera’s is shown backside when Jay accidentally walks in on him receiving a bl*wj*b from a topless girl, and it appears that another girl has been using her mouth/tongue to perform some kind of sex act on his bare backside at the same time. Later, when someone is trying to describe watching people get sucked up into the sky Rapture-style, Michael crows that he “got sucked up here.” Girls are shown dancing in bikinis at a party in “heaven.”

There is a large, multi-colored, phallus-shaped object in James’ house, and it eventually gets chopped in half with an axe. We see a demon’s large, creepy, erect penis, as the being crawls into bed with Jonahm and it is strongly implied that it rapes and subsequently possesses Jonah. While possessed, Jonah straddles one of his friends, while the demon threatens to “smush [his] man boobies together and t*tty-f*** [him].” We later see a massive penis (approximately the size of a large building) on a humongous demonic being, who is possibly supposed to be Satan (the movie is unclear on that point). A short time later, the giant penis is sliced off, and the beast is killed when one of the “rapture” beams hits it.

Speaking of “rapture” beams…

… I’d be remiss if I didn’t address the troubling and problematic (and blasphemous) spiritual content in the film. Seeing as this is a story about the end of the world, references to biblical prophecies concerning the apocalypse did not come as a surprise. However, as it turns out, the end of the world scenario presented in the film’s plot is supposed to be a representation (read: mockery) of the end of the world as prophesied in the book of Revelation. (Or, rather, what the creators try to pass off as Scriptural, which really just amounts to their own twisted interpretation of a few scattered verses that don’t actually appear in the Bible.)

During an attempted exorcism, one character repeats the phrase “the power of Christ compels you” while wielding a makeshift crucifix. The demon mocks the attempt, stating that, among other things, “…it [the power of Christ] doesn’t seem that compelling.” Another man profanely paraphrases Jesus’ words from Matthew 7:12 while getting the reference mixed up with one of the Ten Commandments. Jay, convinced that their present circumstances are in line with the biblical prophecies concerning the end of days, claims to be quoting passages from the book of Revelation to back up his assertion. However, he does not provide any actual verse references and his “quotes” appear to be, at best, a convoluted mash up of Revelation 6:14; 8:8; 11:12; 12:3; 13:1 and a dash of 1 Thessalonians 4:17, as well.

Elsewhere, Jonah prays and asks God to “just kill Jay … [because] that’d be tight.” During that same prayer he informs God that he “hates Jay … [and that] Jay is the worst person [God] created,” while wondering aloud if God must have been slacking off the day he created Jay. After realizing that they are facing evidence that proves that God is real, several of the survivors correct another survivor when he takes Jesus’ name in vain in a profane manner.

A few members of the group figure out that they can be saved and “raptured” to heaven by committing selfless acts, and so they proceed to commit selfless acts in order to save themselves. This tactic ends up working for four of them—though one man manages to promptly lose his salvation—even though only one of them actually appears to commit a selfless act without self-serving intentions. In that case, Seth lets go of Jay (who was trying to give Seth a ride to heaven on his “rapture” beam), so that Jay can actually enter, since each beam is made for only one person.

Are you good enough to get to Heaven? Answer

How good is good enough? Answer

In Conclusion…

… Seth and Jay do seem to really care for one another, even though their relationship has recently consisted primarily of lies, secrets, and selfishness. Both Seth and Jay eventually realize their errors and apologize to each other for their contribution to the dysfunction in their relationship. As mentioned above, Seth does lay down his life for his friend (John 15:13-style) in a selfless manner. The message gleaned from the mending of their relationship is the closest thing we get to a positive theme in a movie that is otherwise almost entirely devoid of anything that even remotely resembles morality.

It feels like there are not enough negative adjectives to use to describe the content in “This Is The End,” and, even if there were enough, any negative adjectives we could use would only be perceived as a compliment. It is the sort of movie that is made to offend sensibilities in as many ways as possible during its 107 minutes. We see the importance of honesty and friendship in this movie only because nearly everyone exhibits the exact opposite attributes onscreen.

What’s really painful about the whole thing is that the guys in the movie—many of whom also helped on the other side of the camera—are such talented individuals. Each of the primary actors/characters (and several members of the supporting cast) are incredibly funny people, and the movie is made to highlight their comedic strengths. There are many moments where I wanted to laugh, even in spite of the profane and/or blasphemous content, because the actors’ timing, delivery, and chemistry are often spot on. But, ultimately, there is nothing in this movie that can “redeem” it from the pit in which it willingly and gleefully casts itself.

Violence: Extreme / Profanity: Extreme / Sex/Nudity: Extreme

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Positive
Positive—All these negative reviews really break my heart. No—this is NOT a movie to go to with a group of Christian friends. This is not a “Christian” movie. But it doesn’t ever attempt to be. It does, however, provide some amazing opportunities for discussions with non-believers. Underneath a ton of drug use, profanity, violence, the gross humor of grade school boys, etcetera, etcetera… is a movie by non-believers with an amazing perspective:

***SPOILER*** It’s the Rapture. Family people are caught up into Heaven, chaos breaks out all over the world, and friends run back to the Hollywood party from which they came: where NO ONE has been raptured. A main theme of the film is these individuals coming to the realization that they are not the “good people” they always assumed they were. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Tobey, age 41 (USA)
Positive—As a Christian I would not suggest the average person to watch this movie. This movie was as hilarious as it was bad. I haven't laughed that hard in awhile but also found myself thing what is this? I do like the message it does have to it. They show God as merciful and their themselves deserving of punishment for their sins. If you’re on the fence about going then don't. What is positive is the possible seed that could be planted into non-believers. The message wasn't in your face, but it was there and autos enough to sink into some people. I think God can use it to help people find their way.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Liam, age 21 (USA)
Positive—As a Christian I would not suggest the average person to watch this movie. This movie was as hilarious as it was bad. I haven’t laughed that hard in awhile but also found myself thing what is this? I do like the message it does have to it. They show God as merciful and their themselves deserving of punishment for their sins. It you on the fence about going then don’t.

What is positive is the possible seed that could be planted into non-believers. The message wasn’t in your face, but it was there and autos enough to sink into some people. I think God can use it to help people find their way.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Average / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Liam, age 21 (USA)
Positive—Like some of the other reviewers—This is not a movie for children, or young teens! This is probably not a movie to go in mixed company, other than with your spouse! If you do—You WILL be uncomfortable an embarrassed. However, I am somewhat surprised by the seeming blind, knee-jerk commentary of the original review, and of others I have read. They seem disappointed that it didn’t line up perfectly with their theological worldview. Duh! Hollywood, here!

While I don’t go to a lot of movies, I would say this movie had more meaningful spiritual content than any other I’ve seen in the last 5 years. Folks—if you go to a Hollywood-made movie expecting to be fed Systematic Theology that lines up perfectly with your beliefs, your fooling yourself. What I found pleasantly surprising—Christian beliefs and Christians themselves are not in any way lampooned or ridiculed. In fact, just the opposite—Cast members early on scoff at the idea of a biblical Rapture and Armageddon, but only to serve the story. Their attitudes were necessary! This is the whole POINT of the movie! The writers wanted to show how far society had fallen into a cesspool of sin, how far our culture has moved away from an meaningful relationship with God, and how ignorant they are to biblical truth. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Steve, age 23 (USA)
Positive—Wow. I have never laughed so long and hard in my life. None of the jokes come easily, and some of the dialog is genius! I really liked the over-exaggerated versions of anyone and all the cameos from Channing Tatum, Michael Cera and Chris Plasse. I agree with the commenter that feels bad for all the negative reviewers. We will definitely not go to hell for laughing at penis jokes and potty humor. Some people seriously need to let their guard down and laugh on occasion. The movie did have a lot of language, and it did have a lot of crude humor, but “This is the End” is the best comedy I’ve seen so far this year.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Nicholas Angel, age 33 (USA)
Neutral
Neutral—“This is the End” is a terrible movie. It’s also a brilliant one. And a difficult one. I won’t watch it again, and frankly, despite laughing harder than I have in years, I wish I hadn’t seen it in the first place. I’m a proud Christian, but it takes a lot to offend me, and boy did this do it.

I went to see this movie because of the cast, and while I knew the plot, I had no idea there was going to be so much religious content fused in. I actually was less offended by them taking on the book of Revelation, because frankly I believe the non-raptured folk might react similarly to the characters in this film. What bothered me the most was the faith-by-works mentality that WORKED to get some of the characters raptured in the last twenty minutes of the movie. more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Dan, age 29 (USA)
Neutral—I went to see this movie without reading any reviews beforehand (big mistake!) So, going into this movie, all I knew was that it was about a bunch of guys trying to survive the end of the world. I sure didn’t know what I was in for! The movie had its funny moments, and I did appreciate the way it sort of poked fun at celebrities and Hollywood in general. However, as it went along, it only got more and more disgusting, crass and outrageous. The most offensive things about the movie to me were the references to rape and masturbation and the so-called “spiritual” aspects.

***SPOILER*** The characters realized along the way that they were really experiencing God’s judgment on the Earth, and that the only way for them to be saved was to be raptured (which involved being beamed up by a blue light that looked more like an alien abduction than the rapture). The disturbing thing was, in order to be saved, the characters had to prove themselves “worthy,” which usually involved some self-sacrificing act on their behalf (for example, one of the characters sacrifices himself to a dragon so the others can escape; in the process, he is suddenly beamed up to heaven and everyone realizes that they can still be saved too). more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Nicole, age 28 (USA)
Neutral—A very raunchy film, with a surprisingly deep message about self-righteousness ***SPOILER*** I wasn’t too impressed with the morality of the film, especially near the end with the blasphemy and the less-than-reverent portrayal of the apocalypse. However, I was taken aback by the subtle moral message of the film. Jay Baruchel’s character realizes halfway through the film that the apocalypse is nigh, and tries to save himself by merely acting moral and paying lip service. He is perhaps the most self-righteous person in the film, as he legitimately believes that he should be worthy of being saved, despite his severe character flaws and disregard for his fellow survivors; his actions are completely for the benefit of himself. He even contemplates stealing others” rations and running off, rationalizing that the other survivors deserve to die due to their sins.

However, at the end, he realizes the errors of his ways, , and he is ultimately saved when he confesses his sins. This may not be the most profound religious message ever expressed in film, but it has had a personal impact on my life. It caused me to examine whether I have acted truly for the good of others, or just for the good of myself. It has opened my eyes to my own self-righteousness
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—Mathias, age 21 (USA)
Negative
Negative—This is one of those movies I wish I would have read reviews before wasting my money because this movie is trash. I went in wanting to see a comedy, but this was more of a frat house B-movie. I like many of the actors in this, but this stooped below Jude Apatow standards, and I didn’t think that was possible. This movie was deplorable, and I advise everybody, not just Christians, to avoid this at all costs.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Matthew W., age 29 (USA)
Negative—Your review comes off as very bitter and focusses on all the bad parts of this movie. This film, while inappropriate and not Christian at all, has more people thinking about eternity than any Christian movie.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Very Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4½
—James, age 29 (USA)
Negative—I have never walked out of a movie before in my life, but I walked out of this one. It did serve some good, as it caused me to think about the caliber of movies I had been watching in general, and how I have been slowly slipping into watching worse and worse movies. This movie shocked me out of that by being far worse than anything I have ever seen before!

There were devils with giant male genitalia, cannibals—you name it, if it’s evil, it was in that movie. The worst, and saddest part, was that these actors are making fun of the Hell they may go to if they don’t repent. And I held out hope that perhaps the movie would at least cause people to think about eternity, but in the end, all that was required for the characters to return to heaven was to do a good deed, thus “balancing the scales.”
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 2
—Abi, age 22 (USA)
Negative—I, like a previous reviewer, did not know much about the movie before seeing it. I just thought it was about the actors trying to survive the end of the world. I did laugh at some of the things I probably shouldn’t have, because as the original reviewer said, these guys are funny. However, I cringed more that I laughed.

It’s bloody and crude. One positive thing I will say is that this will make people think about God and what the Word says about the end of times. I’m a Christian, and it was a bit of a wake up call to me, a reminder, that Jesus can come back anytime. However, if a non-Christian sees this movie, and thinks he/she can get to Heaven by deeds, then they are being mislead. I think I was most offended by the “Heaven” scene at the end. Smoking pot, profanity, half naked women, a band using God’s name in vain in the first line of their song, a shirt that says, “Take your panties off” are all in Heaven. I thought, “Wow, I should have walked out of this theater a long time ago.”
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—Robyn S., age 29 (USA)
Negative—Did see almost all, not sure why, should have left even earlier than I did, missed approximately the last 45 minutes—an hour. In one word, the movie is GARBAGE. The old adage: “Garbage in, Garbage out,” absolutely nothing redeeming about this picture.

One part that might be the least “suspenseful,” would be about the Apocalypse, part of me is a bit curious as to how that part ended, I might catch when comes on TV and all other is edited. Where does one begin? Sexual immorality, nudity, language, in one word: TRASH. Could be entertaining, funny, suspenseful, all of this and more, without such worthless, evil material. Should be marked LESS than ½.
My Ratings: Moral rating: / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Suzanna Lee, age 45 (USA)
Negative—Awful movie, don’t waste your money on this!…
My Ratings: Moral rating: Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 1½
—Johny Trego, age 26 (USA)
Negative—I stopped viewing the movie when it still had 25 minutes left to go. I just felt horrible. Still do. I went in completely open to enjoy simple comedy with my boyfriend (I was promised a romcom, so did not check the reviews or details about the movie… I thought the light beams meant it was some kind of alien movie) but felt more and more uncomfortable, hoping it would turn around and stop being so offensive and horrid.

My boyfriend is an atheist and has no problem with the movie whatsoever. I on the other hand wish I had gone to anything else but this and warn others to stay away. Everything evil was made funny. If I learned anything, it is to get out as soon as you feel uncomfortable, and to be more critical of the movies I will watch (and of my future boyfriend) from now on.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Diana, age 33 (Netherlands Antilles)
Negative—I was astonished by how terrible this movie is. I am a man who enjoys raunchy comedies, when there is a point to them. This movie had no real point but to point to the heretical nature within Hollywood. I do not turn off movies, I make a point no matter what to finish a movie, but when this movie went from totally heretical to over the top. I shut it off. I made it to the point they left the house through multiple pornographic references, heresy about the Bible, including misquoting, misinterpreting, believing in good deeds getting you to heaven, and multiple references to demons in a not good, but not bad manner.

I was amused at a very short theo lesson in the midst of all the swearing and unnecessary violence. The theo lesson included a talk on what is included in taking the Lord’s name in vain. Also, included in this talk is who is included in God with a reference to them being “like Neapolitan ice cream”

My main point to this review is that this movie gave me a feeling of evil I have not felt while watching a movie before. The fact that I shut it off is a reason to steer clear of this movie. Includes: All sorts of profanity, All sorts of sexual references, Nudity, Extreme violence, Extreme heresy, demons, homosexuality, and cannibalism.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—Christopher Luchies, age 19 (Canada)
Negative—This movie is not only offensive to Christians, but rather other people practising other religions (i.e., Islam and Judaism as their “end of the world” stories are similar). At one point in the movie ***SPOILER*** the four guys are sitting and discussing their shock over the existence of God, at that moment I thought, that’s alright. Later on, towards the end, the movie took a whole new direction and ridicules even more about the rapture and the hereafter. And the fact that almost all of them entered paradise, just shows that the movie itself is trying to laugh at anyone who thinks God exists.

The last scene (with Backstreet Boys) shows the “heaven” where it more looks like an average club scene, which is very offensive. ***END SPOILER*** The language does not help either, that even when they’re up in “heaven” they use horrible language. Lastly, the morals of movie is to say “we don’t believe in God and neither should you.” It is a shame that some of these actors are lowering themselves for the sake of pleasing the industry but I can’t say I was very surprised.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 3
—H, age 28—Faith: Islam (United Kingdom)
Comments from young people
Negative—Out of all the movies I’ve seen over the few years I’ve been watching movies, this is the most blatantly offensive movie I’ve ever seen. I took my girlfriend and one of my guy friends to see it, my girlfriend left and watched “Monsters University” about 30 minutes into the movie. My friend and I stayed and regrettably, watched through the whole thing.

This is without a doubt one of the most blatantly blasphemous, pornographic (in some cases) and overall filthy movie I have ever had the misfortune to view. To sum our viewing experience up, we left the theater crying because we were laughing so hard (It was very funny), we stopped in at the rest room before going to “Hangover 3,” I looked at my friend and said “Man, we need to go to church.” more »
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 5
—Fyzix, age 17 (USA)
Positive—This is an absolutely hilarious movie. Unfortunately it’s also very offensive. There are at least 200 f-words and many sexual situations and references.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: 4
—C, age 15 (USA)
Movie Critics

…A slapdash amount of effort, modest effects and a modicum of talent are on display, but the imagination deployed is negligible. The result, a mash-up of penis and drug jokes, could have come from Kevin Smith or Harold and Kumar. …
—Duane Dudek, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

…Laughs run out before the world goes up in smoke… The movie feels longer than it is…
—Chris Hewitt, St. Paul Pioneer Press

Comments from non-viewers
Negative—Would like to add that I appreciated the Review. This is possibly the (clearest and) best review that I’ve read on this Web site. I can fully grasp the content of this movie, and so am able to discern that it definitely is NOT for a Christian to watch. Well done reviewer, I look forward to seeing more reviews of this caliber.
My Ratings: Moral rating: Extremely Offensive / Moviemaking quality: ½
—Gideon Cresswell, age 34 (United Kingdom)
Negative—I read the synopsis of this movie, and to be honest it sounds like it would be a waste of money. Not only is the film poking fun at religion, but most of the scenes sound extremely disturbing (example: a demon gets into a bed and rapes one of the characters). I’m all for comedy, but there’s absolutely nothing funny about that. I wouldn’t even buy this movie when it comes out on DVD.
—T., age 20 (USA)

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