I realize it would be stupid going into This Is the End with expectations that anything remotely centered within the realm of science fiction is going to happen, except a generic alien invasion. Though I would love to see Craig Robinson as a token lab geek.
After the last redband trailer showed us just how incredulous Danny McBride can be in the face of certain doom — and also how Rogen grunts during masturbation — this latest trailer seems like it’s giving away a few too many surprises. This could mean someone intent on spoiling things made the trailer, or that there are hundreds of other comedic moments to spare. And not to keep beating a dead horse with its own dick — sorry, these guys inspire this kind of thing -= but this cast is filled with A-listers and character actors and Michael Cera.
The trailer sets up the simplistic premise of a James Franco house party that gives way to Los Angeles engulfed in flames, having been attacked (?) by a bunch of floating ships. The party dissipates — and by that I mean the body count rises — and the action centers on Rogen, Franco, McBride, Robinson, Jonah Hill, and Jay Baruchel, all struggling to cope with the apocalypse together. The supporting cast includes Paul Rudd, Jason Segel, Emma Watson, Martin Starr, Kevin Hart, Mindy Kaling, Aziz Ansari, David Krumholtz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, and Rihanna.
You can see which one survives, and who gets the Milky Way, when the film releases on June 14, 2013.