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By Greg Goodsell

6/13/2013 (2 years ago)

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Inebriated male friends join up at a party only to see the world ending around them

Deemed a comedy hit by those in the know, "This is the End" is a raunchy R-rated laugh-fest about a group of inebriated male friends who head out to a wild party in the Hollywood hills, only to witness the world ending around them. As the earth crumbles around the stately mansion, they note that some people are being caught up into the sky to be "raptured," and must set off to do one totally selfless thing before the End of Days. The film has predictably set off alarms in the religious community.

Rapture comedy 'This is the End' has rampant  violent, sexual and other objectionable material, including blasphemy.

Rapture comedy "This is the End" has rampant violent, sexual and other objectionable material, including blasphemy.


By Greg Goodsell

Catholic Online (

6/13/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Movies

Keywords: This is the End, Rapture, moral ratings, blasphemy

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The secular press has pointed out some inconsistencies. "Most glaringly, it's a tad odd that two Jewish stoner dudes wrote a movie about the Christian Judgment day. Religion is only vaguely addressed (in a 'Who knew this would really happen?' type of line), but if you're not a Christian who believes in the rapture, then the plot feels a little old hat," an online author identifying himself as "Justin Dweeber" writes on the entertainment Web site, The Hollywood Gossip.

Christian Spotlight on Entertainment, a Webs site that grades motion pictures as they adhere to Biblical morality, predictably has a lot of issues with the film.

"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."

The review goes on to describe in detail all the violent, sexual and other objectionable material found in the film.

"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."

While many are looking to the film to be a runaway hit this summer season, the only reasonable response to those who would be offended by "This is the End" - is NOT to see it, sending a message to Hollywood producers that the movie going audience doesn't find religious satire either amusing, or appropriate. 


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