FILM REVIEW: THE WORLDS END (15)

The Worlds End is the final instalment of the Cornetto trilogy and it’s mint!

Can someone please invent more Cornetto flavours? Perhaps then we’ll see more Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright collaborations. For those confused by my ice-cream references, let me explain…


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It’s been six years since our comedy trio teamed up with Hot Fuzz. In the years since, each has gone on to do bigger things, but not better (in my opinion). Wright, Pegg and Frost work best together, as proven once again with The Worlds End.

This apocalyptic comedy opens to a group of teenagers attempting the ‘golden mile’, an epic pub crawl in their boring home town of Newton Haven. Unfortunately they fail to reach the 12th and final boozer, The World’s End. Around 20 years later, Gary King (Simon Pegg) still looks at that evening as being the best night of his life. Therefore the persistent Goth sets out to get the gang back together to finish what they had failed to complete all those years ago.

Unfortunately for Gary, unlike himself, his friends (Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan) have grown up. Their priorities now involve marriage, children and work. But as Gary has a way of wearing people down, the group reluctantly team up again.


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This became a big distraction, and took me out of the movie a few times. I kept thinking how if I had come face-to-face with impending doom, the last thing I’d be worried about is the next pub on my list. If you can get past the daftness of this, you’ll get a lot more out of the 109 minutes.


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Pegg and Frost have both progressed as actors since Shaun of the Dead. They both look a lot more comfortable in front of the camera, and it’s refreshing to see Frost play a much bigger role than his usual bumbling right-hand-man role.

As predicted, this British comedy has a striking similarity to last month’s This is the End.  This is however, a better written and more polished apocalyptic flick.

Overall the final instalment of the Cornetto trilogy takes a while to get going, is slightly patchy in parts, but is a REALLY FUN movie. Fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz will not be disappointed.

Mikey Clarke

Genre: Sci-fi & Comedy.

Cast: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, David Bradley, Eddie Marsan, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine&Rosamund Pike.

Running Time: 109 mins.

Director: Edgar Wright. [youtube id=”rQA7HcRcLNg” width=”600″ height=”350″]

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