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 September 04, 2013
Surprisingly, a wildly entertaining movie! I didn't know (or didn't remember) the plot of this film before I went, so seeing the movie change gears midstream was a pleasant surprise. Simon Pegg does his best job ever (since I'm a fan of his earlier movies), and his portrayal of the down-on-his-luck, overaged fratboy got to the nub of the character. A lot of familiar faces from previous Pegg movies, too. The pace is fast, sharp and clever; the story starts evenly and accelerates as the movie starts going places you didn't think it was headed. And I got over the hurdle of the British accents and slang early on. I found the whole thing envigorating, and had a great time. It was finally the movie that gave me the jolt of a good summer action/comedy movie I'd been looking for all summer, since the Marvel, DC and CGI-fests don't do that much anymore. Should be rated For Grown-Ups, as opposed to Adults, for themes of losing and rekindling your dreams, forgiveness and compassion.
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 September 02, 2013
I hated this movie! If I hadn't been with friends I would have walked out long before it was over. I thought it was supposed to be a comedy but I never laughed once. I kept thinking the characters would wake up from a bad dream but it wasn't a dream. It was far-fetched and way over the top. Don't bother.