Pineapple Express Review: James Franco Says Weed No Worse Than Beer


Here’s the Pineapple Express movie review and the Pineapple Express trailer after the bump. Pineapple Express is a stoner movie, if we are being “blunt”. But with the hilarious Seth Rogen and James Franco, this movie is awesome. Read the Pineapple Express movie review and James Franco’s take on weed.

Pineapple Express is a movie named for a type of weed so awesome and rare that lighting it up is like “killing a unicorn.” This magical weed, pineapple express, says it’s dealer is, “the dopest dope I ever smoked.” He compares it to a remote metaphysical cavity of unknown location. Okay…

Then the dealer, James Franco, smokes it with a customer, Seth Rogen. They share a three-tipped, T-shaped fattie which he claims is “the future “” the apex of the vortex of joint engineering.”

Pineapple Express differs from some stoner movies of this genre – including 2008’s The Wackness and Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay. They both had their moments “” and they both followed two pothead buddies on life-defining quests “” but neither one offers the giddy chemistry and comic highs of James Franco and Seth Rogen in Pineapple Express.

James Franco plays Saul, the dealer, a friendly longhair hippe who loves his Bubbe. Seth Rogen plays Dale, the buyer, who is a process server in a tan suit. Something interesting is that Franco’s part of “Saul” was actually written for Seth Rogen. But when presented the script, Franco wanted the part of “Saul”. Seth Rogen said Franco was the bigger star so gave up his part to play Dale instead.

Dale buys a quarter bag of the amazing weed from Saul. Then he sets out to serve papers on a fellow named Ted Jones (Gary Cole), showing up just in time to witness Ted and corrupt cop Carol (Rosie Perez) murder an Asian henchman for the region’s No. 2 drug dealer. Ted, it turns out, is No. 1.

Dale drops his joint and takes off. Ted finds it and identifies it as Pineapple Express, which Ted sold to one person: Red (Danny McBride). Red sold it to one person: Saul. Saul sold it to one person: Dale. Oops!

Fans of last summer’s Superbad will be able to spot the comedy of screenwriter-producers Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Judd Aptatow. If Superbad was a crazy vision quest, this one is its older, smokier, bloodier companion movie. Just like Apatow’s other projects, it’s profane yet sentimental, full of cursing and man-bonding.

Pineapple Express is a bit more of an action movie than most stoner movies. People die. Injuries ooze. Body parts deform. One great line in the movie is also one of the meanest: “You just got killed by a Daewoo Lanos, (my friend)!” And a yellow one, at that.

The two potheads go on wild car chases and fierce fight scenes, their moments of death and commotion set to awesome electric guitar. This movie is definitely a spoof. In fact, one character gets shot seven times and lives tell about it.

You don’t have to smoke weed to enjoy this movie, Pineapple Express. Dale has a moment of enlightenment realizing he is “not very functional” when stoned. This movie is hilarious and everyone should see it!

James Franco recently spoke about smoking weed to OK Magazine. Franco said “I don’t consider weed to be any worse than having a beer,” he told AOL’s moviephone, adding that he first got stoned watching the film Dumb and Dumber.

Supposedly Franco isn’t a weed smoker these days, but the awesome Seth Rogen recently was kicked out of his own movie party for smoking a “strange smelling cigarette”.

See Pineapple Express movie trailer below and photos:

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