Ok so DB Magazine, are not the best in updating their website and considering I went to the preview of this film and it’s still not on their website, I thought you’d better have it before 2014 rolled around. So here is my review for The World’s End.
The World’s End
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman
Rated: MA 15+
From the creators of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comes what some are calling the final film of the ‘Three Flavours Cornetto’ trilogy.
In an effort to reunite his childhood mates, Gary King takes his friends back to their home town to try to top the best pub crawl they ever had as teenagers, only to realise it’s not just each other that has changed in 20 years, but the entire town and its citizens too.
As a massive fan of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, liking this film was always going to be the final outcome for me, it’s highly entertaining and funny. However, it is in no way as funny, clever or creative as the previous two films.
Whilst Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright clearly make a formidable movie making team, the downside is they’ve now made two films that take a Quentin Tarantino-esque turn, as in From Dusk Till Dawn, and for the audience it means that quirky and spontaneous twist of the story is no longer as much of a surprise as it has been in the past.
It’s possible even they realised that, trading their usual witty and well written script, for one too many ‘dad’ jokes, a bit of Hollywood predictability and extended action scenes that are just that little bit too long, leaving the audience waiting for the inevitable over the top conclusion.
The upside though is that once again Nick Frost and Simon Pegg are stand outs, this time getting to show off their true emotional chops, as the storyline enters into quite serious and dark subject matters, which to their credit are dealt with sensitively and seamlessly, in what is ultimately a comedy action film.
With cameos from Pierce Brosnan, The League of Gentleman’s Reece Shearsmith, No Heroics’ Nicholas Burns, otherwise known as The Hotness to fans of the TV show, this is an enjoyable and easy to watch film. If anything, watch it just to get your final flavour of the three cornetto trilogy.
– Suzanna Parisi