(2013) *** 1/2
Another comedy-horror that comes recommended for when you're in the mood for laughs with your gore. Danny McBride is in this, so you should be forewarned that this is mostly along the lines of 14 year old wannabe frat-boy humor. Lots of penis jokes. And dick jokes. And cock jokes. That pretty much covers the range of the humor.
Still, with so little to work with, I guess it's a testament to Rogen and Franco and co. that they're able to keep this mostly fun and watchable. There's a sort of a clever subtext too, btw, poking fun at the right winger Left Behind fans whose worst nightmare would be that liberal pot smoking Hollywood types would be raptured on Judgement Day.
This isn't quite on the level of Shaun or Severence in terms of really smart horror-comedies, but it's no slouch. The early fun mostly comes from seeing various Hollywood types playing parody versions of themselves. Yeah, we've seen it all before (Larry Sanders, Extras, etc.) but it's still a fun conceit. Michael Cera in particular is great as a coked out douchebag version of Michael Cera, one of the first to go in a great and gorey death. Franco also does this stuff really well, and he's clearly aware of how easy he is to parody.