As brilliant as they often were, everyone grew a little weary of the Judd Apatow-style bro-coms of the last decade, right? Even, as it turns out, the original bro-commers themselves. Now, in This Is the End, virtually all of them – Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, and several others – have gathered together to set a fuse to the genre and send up their familiar personas in a giant ball of flaming self-mockery. The result is kind of brilliant itself, writes Kurt Loder, and gut-wrenchingly funny from beginning to end.
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