The World’s End

Jays Rating:

Edgar Wright directed the same five actors in Shaun of The Dead in 2005, Hot Fuzz in 2007, and completes the Cornetto Trilogy with the sci-fi comedy, The World’s End. Simon Pegg plays a forty year old man who invites his four best friends from high school – played by Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Paddy Considine – back to their home town of Newton Haven for a pub crawl that they didn’t complete 20 years earlier. Over the course of the night they realize the town has been taken over by robots and even though they have to fight for their lives, they continue the pub-crawl. (That last line sounds ridiculous and is almost as bizarre as the story itself.) The beginning of this film is a little slow but picks up the pace when the robots appear. It’s a spoof on horror and science fiction flicks just like Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. The Corntello inference is based on the Corntello ice cream wrappers that can be seen in all three films: a red wrapper in Shaun of the Dead, blue in Hot Fuzz and now green in The World’s End. This movie has a nice heartwarming story about friendship and a longing for the past. It is cleverly written but it’s not as funny as its predecessors. There are no really hilarious moments, but if you’re a fan of British comedy you will probably enjoy it. I’m giving this mildly entertaining film a C+ rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

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