Written August 24, 2013
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together again! I'm a big fan of the Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz so it was only natural for me to want to see the 3rd film in the Cornetto Trilogy. As usual the gang gets together to finish that one last pint they couldn't back in high school but at the same time you come to realize that this is more than a comedy film, Simon Pegg's character is struggling with alcoholism and coping with losing his friends to adulthood. Its hilarious, but powerful at the same time.
I recommend it. Its a must watch.
Written August 23, 2013
The result is a very funny film that uses clever storytelling to offset the at times off-tempo pacing and stray flat jokes. Wright impressively keeps multiple tones afloat throughout the film with seemingly little effort and creates a world that appears to be imagined whole rather than clumsily pieced together like so many films with multiple moods. “The World’s End” delivers everything from amazingly choreographed action-packed brawls to genuine emotion scenes played out in the inevitable butting of heads between Pegg and Frost, who have a rather conflicted past. “The World’s End,” despite being the weakest in the “Three Flavours Cornetto” set, is a solid finale to a trilogy that I for one am sad to see go. Cheers!
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Written August 25, 2013
This film was truly awful. It is trite and stupid. It seems as though the writers took a half=baked idea, got 10 minutes into it and could think what to do next. As we sat there watching we kept thinking it must get better at some point, but we were wrong. Each development - using that term loosely - brought even more disappointment. The story does not hang together, provides no insights into human nature, offers no more than one or two chuckles (though I hard pressed to remember what they were) and the ending was as cheap a trick as I have seen in many years. The best thing about the ending was that it was the end.
Written August 25, 2013
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are absolutely fantastic together, they just work well as a team. I rank them up there with Abbot & Costello, Lewis & Martin, Penn & Teller, etc. Add in Martin Freeman and you have a great trio. The lead up to the main plot of the movie is wonderful, and the guts of the movie keep you in stitches. If you like off the wall comedy you really need to see this.
PS Being a fan of British humor is a plus.
Written December 31, 2013
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost of Shaun of the Dead are working again here with Edgar Wright in perhaps the funniest movie I've ever seen!