BY KILEY BELL
The core concept: Pineapple Express shows James Franco and Seth Rogen as God himself intended them to be — stoned out of their mind and accidentally involved in a murderous sideplot. Rogen plays a process server that hates his job, and Franco plays his oddly lovable long-haired dealer. Together — after an awkward incident involving murder — the duo have to go to hell and back trying to stay alive and catch the bad guys. Think Date Night but with less Tina Fey and much, much more marijuana.
How it leads to The End: Since both films were written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, you can expect to see many of the same faces including James Franco, Danny McBride and Craig Robinson. And of course, who could forget this April Fool’s prank the gang pulled when promoting This is the End under the facade that it was actually Pineapple Express 2.
Memorable scene: While there are definitely loads of memorable scenes to choose from, especially from the scenes that Franco and Rogen shared alone, the black and white opening explaining why marijuana is now illegal is a personal favourite (Bill Hader acting high, enough said).
Survival kit status: This is a definite survival kit must for anyone looking to live the “thug life” after the world ends. Just make sure you also pack bandaids and extra rolling papers.
A student of Centennial’s post-graduate Book and Magazine publishing program, Kiley enjoys spending most of her time crying over Tom Hanks romcoms, watching Downton Abbey and hoping that Michael Fassbender and Steve McQueen continue making movies with only each other.