This is the end could best be described as one of the dirtiest, crudest, off color films that uses hard-R setups in a way that very few films would ever attempt. There is a segment here in which Danny McBride and James Franco carry on a debate that is one of the most uncomfortable moments for it's language alone I remember..
And yes, I laughed my ass off. It's ridiculous, offensive and the plot is completely ridiculous.. but I admit, a bit like Borat, I found myself cackling along. The direction here is inventive, the setup is simply silly.. but all of the characters lampoon themselves to unbelievable extent. There are just no holds barred in how far they go to really lay low their own image as perceived, not as real.. Jonah Hill KILLED me in this.
If you're going in expecting an intricate plot that has a super cohesive story without a ton of plotholes, you're going to be very frustrated.. but if you embrace that this is an off the wall comedy that is designed to be completely full of holes while making you laugh your ass off, prepare for one of the funniest dirty comedies I've seen.
This will be "own" material on Blu-Ray for me.
Caveat: more than a few people walked out of my "sneak" screening, specifically at that moment above.. and this will have comedy that may go over the top and really offend some people; but if you can take the joke, it's hard not to laugh.