Pineapple Express (2008) Review

Two men end up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after witnessing a murder when trying to buy drugs.


I never really fancied this when it was released in the cinema last year, but after hearing a lot of mixed things about it (and an ever growing fondness of James Franco). I decided to give it ago and watch “Pineapple Express” and it is by no means the best comedy movie I have ever seen. But it did get me laughing at certain points mainly because of how random a lot of it was. Yes, it is mainly a movie based on weed . . . or the problems that occured all because of the weed known as pineapple express.

I really thought James Franco was just fantastic in this movie, he really is becoming an actor of whom I cannot wait to watch more of his movies. The older ones I have missed out on and the ones which will be released in the near future. I just think he is really going to be just fantastic in a few years as he is showing that potential to do different things now.

I am still not in the Seth Rogan fan club, as in nearly every movie I have seen him in he plays the same type of character. Maybe he is just like this in real life? I would really like to see him do a different type of character just to see if my opinion of him can be changed.

I liked the change in pace of the story, going from comedy to thriller/action which worked pretty well. But I do think James Franco influenced my liking of this movie. I really could just sit and watch him all day, and I am not the biggest fan of long hair on a man but would let him get away with it.

Ok, I must apologise that this has turned into more of a James Franco love in rather than a review of this film.

4 thoughts on “Pineapple Express (2008) Review

  1. Like you I didn’t fancy this film much. I actually saw it a few months ago when my DVD rental company sent it to me by mistake. It wasn’t brilliant but did have some funny moments. I’m also not really a Seth Rogen fan but I did enjoy Zack and Miri Make a Porno.


  2. I actually really dug it, though I found a lot of the funniest stuff came from Danny McBride. How can you see a grown man wearing red Uggs and not get the giggles? Know what I mean?


  3. “I’m also not really a Seth Rogen fan but I did enjoy Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

    – Same here on that one, I thought that was so random that it was hilarious, especially as I went to see it with my two best friends so we just laughed all the way through it.


  4. Now I’m no Seth Rogen fan, but maybe he hasn’t tried any other roles or tried to play something different is because he simply cannot, in which case if he tried it’d be horrible, unlike, say, Robin Williams or Jim Carrey (who’re both better when they’re playing dysfunctional characters or mad men) or, you know, maybe because that’s what the public expects from him. Like Jack Black.


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