The World's End movie review
The World’s End is another Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie in the tradition of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Apparently, these movies are referred to as Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy (also known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy or The Cornetto trilogy) because of the movies’ color palette and associated ice cream flavor appearances, of which I am woefully ignorant. All three movies were directed by Edgar Wright, were written by Wright and Pegg and were produced by Nira Park, so that’s quiet the dream team they had going. Fortunately, you don’t need to understand all that to appreciate The World’s End.
Oh, real quick: Martin Freeman also has a supporting role. (Martin Freeman, Martin Freeman, Martin Freeman! Now that’s he’s a international super star following two Hobbit movies, I need to stop referring to him as "…that guy who plays the lighting stand-in in Love Actually.")
The World’s End follows the blue print of the flicks that came before it as the movie assembles the buddies and marches toward its inevitable action sequences. Still, that doesn’t mean this film isn’t any fun and full of engadging and interesting characters. Despite the fact that the trailers ruined a bit of the movie for me, it still has a few surprises and points of intrigue that keep you on your toes – not to mention that it’s hilarious and features a fantastic climax.
If you’re even slightly interested in British styled comedy (or comedy in general), you’ve got to see The World’s End. Its got a bit of everything and as long as you’re not too squeamish, I think you’ll dig it. I’m giving The World’s End an 8.5 out of 10.