Seth Rogan's been going strong recently. Last year he released his hit This is the End. Next thing I know I can't ride the subways without seeing a poster for Neighbors and every time I read the caption of "From the guys who brought you This is the End" I find myself sarcastically remarking "Because that was such a hilarious movie". Now within weeks of the premier of Neighbors there's suddenly a trailer for yet another film called The Interview and it just gets me annoyed.
I appear to be a minority here but I've said it before and I'll say it again. This is the End was not funny. I keep seeing people; fans, critics, other film bloggers go on about how this is somehow an intelligent and really clever film and I'm just left to wonder if we saw the same movie. All I saw was a constant barrage of uninteresting idiots doing stupid things in the middle of an apocalypse with a complete absence of any kind of humor and the only person I was actually invested in was Emma Watson who was only on screen for a few minutes. Her departure I would say only made me hate the guys even more for getting into the rape discussion that caused it in the first place, and I spent the bulk of the movie hoping she would come back but of course she never did.
Now granted, Seth Rogen isn't necessarily a bad actor. I'll confess that I was actually surprised to find out he starred in Paul, a science fiction parody from 2011 that was actually funny (though having Simon Pegg and Nick Frost probably helped), so it is evident that that the guy actually can deliver a good performance and be funny, but that is one film in his entire career I have enjoyed.
Seth Rogen, if you're reading this, please stop directing these terrible comedies. You are not Edgar Wright; he released an apocalypse comedy the same year you did but his actually had humor. All your films create is an endless barrage of unfunny shenanigans and there is nothing interesting about them. Just stick to acting and maybe take contracts from directors who actually know how to be funny.
(Alright, I've finished my rant, you can start booing and pelting me with fruit now)