STARRING: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.
The World’s End is the third film (part of the Blood and Ice Cream/Cornetto Trilogy if you will) from the trio of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following up from Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.
The film sees Gary King get the band back together again to complete a pub crawl that they never managed to finish when they were kids, The Golden Mile. When his friends reluctantly decide to attend they start to eventually realise that the town is not what it appears to be.
Now I love Shaun of the Dead and enjoyed Hot Fuzz so I was looking forward to this and then heard much about how The World’s End was not as funny as the previous two and is the weakest of the three. Mainly this could be due to the fact the first two are so good and the amount of hype that went into The World’s End was ridiculous. Personally I bloody loved The World’s End, even more so than Hot Fuzz.
I like the fact that Simon Pegg plays more of a dick role in this film as Gary with Nick Frost’s Andy Knightley hates Gary but yet loves him at the same time as a close friend. Paddy Considine is also good as Steven Prince, especially in the scenes where he argues with Gary over Oliver’s (Martin Freeman) sister Sam (Rosamund Pike) and which one of them deserved her more.
Granted the film does start off slowly for me but once the robot (they don’t to be called that) reveal comes into play the film picks up the pace and I thought the fight sequences were really well done.
The ending might be underwhelming to many but makes sense (in a film about blue ink blooded robots) but the quick witted humour between the cast and the fight sequences make this a memorable film and a nice addition to the Cornetto Trilogy and if it is the final film Wright/Pegg/Frost do together, it’s not a bad one to go out on. 7/10