Review: The Worlds End (No Spoilers)

Being a big fan of both Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz I couldn't wait for the third part of Edgar Wright's "Blood and Ice Cream" trilogy. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are probably one of the best 2 man combo's in films at the moment. Suffice to say I was stoked for the third.

The Good:

The story was at the exact same caliber of wacky, weird and hilarious that Wright and Pegg have written for the past two movies. Its hard to find any other series that compares with their uniquely wacky scenarios and ideas. Without putting any spoilers into this i'll sum up the set-up for this movie.

Five friends in their teens attempted something called the "Golden Mile" in their home town, this consisted of going to twelve pubs that are in a 1mile radius and having at least 1 pint of beer in each one (basically what happens in Britain every Friday evening!!!). Having failed to get to the last pub (The World's End) the first time, they reunite years later now as adults to reattempt said pud crawl. However they soon find out that everything is a little off. Mainly because everyone is now a robot alien with glowing blue eyes. To stop the robots suspecting anything they decide to continue with the crawl. The whole thing basically revolves around the friends hiding from the alien robots while simultaneously drinking at every pub and getting progressively more and more drunk. The set-up really is as hilarious as it sounds.

Pegg and Frost were up to their usual caliber and the other cast members (Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Paddie Considine) were also brilliant. You could not fault the casting for this movie. seeing Bilbo Baggins drunk is one of the most entertaining things i've seen in a while.

The humor was pretty much the same as what made Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz hilarious. It ran off the same dark humor that has become synonymous with the trilogy. In fact I would go as far as to say that it had the most darkest/disturbing humor out of the three. However this just made it better. A certain scene in the film that involved a conversation between Pegg's, Frosts and Considine's characters arguing with an alien robot was (if you'll excuse my language f***ing side-splitting. It was one of the funniest scenes i've seen in a movie for a long time.

Another thing that I did not expect to be impressed with by this film was the SFX. This movie was in fact visually incredible. The dark setting combined with the while blue eyed robot alien things contrasted really really well giving a surprisingly brilliant visual experience not something I was expecting.

The Bad:

There wasn't really much to complain about in this movie. To some it may seem a little slow at the beginning however it does pick up the pace very sharply. The only other thing that may not be to some peoples tastes is the exaggerated parody theme.

In Shaun Of The Dead it was exaggerated horror/gore taking the piss out of horror movies, in Hot Fuzz it was exaggerated violence taking the piss out of the blockbuster action movies and here it had extremely exaggerated fight scenes which given the style seemed to be parodying fights in American and Japanese blockbusters and by exaggerated I mean really exaggerated. Aliens getting their heads punched or smashed off, or having limbs ripped off and then getting beaten to death by them where an exceedingly common occurrences in this movie. I for one found the exaggerated fight scenes extremely funny but some people may find them slightly silly.This though is all a matter of taste.

Conclusion:

Without including spoilers for you guys I was limited on what I could say however I hope this review helped clear up any nagging thoughts that may have kept you away from seeing this movie. Having now seen all three I do think that Shaun Of The Dead is still the best however The World's End may have stolen second place from Hot Fuzz.

If you liked Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz GO AND SEE THIS MOVIE! You will not be disappointed.

Wrights Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy>>>>>Nolan's Batman Trilogy mwhahahahahahahaha!

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Edited by Lvenger

What about Paul? Is that not part of the trilogy? I guess not given that it's the weakest of the Pegg/Frost films IMO.

Posted by Chaos Prime

Looking forward to seeing this :)

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@lvenger said:

What about Paul? Is that not part of the trilogy? I guess not given that it's the weakest of the Pegg/Frost films IMO.

Naw Paul was directed by Greg Mottola, the Cornetto Trilogy films have all been directed by Edger Wright

*sigh* I wish we could get a 3rd season of Spaced :(

Posted by Strider92

@lvenger said:

What about Paul? Is that not part of the trilogy? I guess not given that it's the weakest of the Pegg/Frost films IMO.

Nah Paul wasn't directed/written by Wright and Pegg :). It was a good movie but not part of said trilogy.

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Edited by Lvenger

@lvenger said:

What about Paul? Is that not part of the trilogy? I guess not given that it's the weakest of the Pegg/Frost films IMO.

Nah Paul wasn't directed/written by Wright and Pegg :). It was a good movie but not part of said trilogy.

I see. Then I'm looking forward to this one very much! :)