Written August 24, 2013
Hysterically funny movie. Every cast member was on point and at their comedic best. Running gags throughout...pay attention or you might miss a joke. Nice little social commentary in there as well. Go see it and have a beer with friends after.
Written August 24, 2013
I'm a big fan of all their other work, so perhaps I had higher expectations of The World's End.
It was ok...
There weren't any huge laughs.
I'm hoping it's a "funnier second time around" kind of film.
Good but not awesome sums it up for me.
Written August 26, 2013
Seeing the crazy positive reviews, I was thinking that fans of the first movies might be liking this based on familiarity and past memories. But then some reviews said it was not necessary to see the other films (I had not) and there were lots of laughs so decided to go. Big mistake. The movie comes across as having some deep importance but the self-rightousness is unearned. The main message is trite. There is no depth to the characters. So as far as "message" goes, not a selling point.
Regarding comedy, I noticed the audience chuckle as a group once. I think I smiled a few times at the silliness until I began to wonder when the torture would end. The cleverness and wittiness of the main character gets old fast. Recently saw "We're the Millers" and have to contrast that the audience there was frequently belly-laughing. At the "World's End" it seemed more like people concluded the money and time wasted indicated the world would end and they were just sad.
Written August 27, 2013
This movie has a good story and premise, the idea of the Pub crawl in not at all far fetched. In reality, not many people would be able to complete the 12 pints. To throw in the idea of the townspeople having been replaced, was definitely an idea worth exploring. Not the funniest movie and not nearly as wicked as Shaun of the Dead. I will need to watch this movie another couple of times to see the hilarity of it. Fight scenes are great though. The authors (Simon Pegg included) definitely were making a commentary on the reliance in technology these days. (Wait, I have probably said too much.) The acting was well done and I think even Simon Pegg's character was good, even though he was a jerk to his friends most of the time. Never do exactly find out what happened to split them all up, other than you hear about a car accident and money owed. The World's End, most will find entertaining, but still not the sheer awesomeness we were all hoping it to be.
Written August 28, 2013
This movie is geared toward a specific demographic. People who appreciate "Shaun of the dead' possibly. However, the rest of us will find this move to be awful. It is a waste of time and money to go see it.