The acting styles in “This is The End” is a great one for me because all the actors basically played themselves. This was a very funny R rated comedy of 6 friends trapped in James Franco’s house. The night start out as just a party and concluded with the end of the world. Nothing would test a friendship more than trying to survive an apocalypse. 3 of the stars made the movie wild which was Seth Rogen who also helped direct it, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson. I can say all of them are personality actors. In every movie they have played in they all seem to play the same kind of character. Seth Rogen always played a role of a immature person who enjoy smoking weed and partying. Like the movie “Knocked up” he was definitely not ready to be a father, but it was real hard to hate him because his character meant well and eventually got himself together to be a father and man to the mother of the child. Jonah Hill is the same overweight, timid, and forgettable type of man that seems to be tooken advantage of in every film he has been in. In “This is The End” Jay hated him and yelled at him for no reason at all. In “Get Him to the Greek”, he played a low intern who was constantly overlooked and ignored by other characters in the movie. Craig Robinson is a massive black guy that always got pulled into drama because of the antics of his friends. He played roles like club bouncers, enforcers, etc. He was always the same guy in every film. Leaving those actors in their comfort zone of being themselves would most likely continue to be a great move for them and the director who choose to use them. Even though it might hint at their inability to be mature in their field and perform a different role, there is actually nothing wrong with sticking to roles they already established in.
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his Is the End. (2013). Retrieved May 15, 2014, from IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245492/?ref_=nv_sr_1