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Shaun of the Dead. Hot Fuzz. The World’s End.

The loosely defined Cornetto trilogy is concluded.

That’s about it actually. The premise in itself starts off quite intriguingly.¬†Five friends reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier. Loads of potential – 90s nostalgia and drunken hi-jinks. Throw in Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman and things look promising.

BUT there’s actually more to their old hometown that meets the eye and the film morphs into an unlikely scifi thriller, except that it’s not very scifi and it’s definitely not very thrilling. And worse still, the humour runs dry halfway through the movie when even though they are faced literally by annihilation, Pegg’s character is determined to finish the pub crawl. Rather silly.

And don’t get me started on the ending of The World’s End.

Go and watch Shaun of the Dead again…

ROBOCOP TRAILER

After the risible remake of Total Recall, you can understand my skepticism about this new version of yet another Paul Verhoeven classic, Robocop. Judging from the trailer, it’s clear that this film is trying to find its own space within the basic framework of the original story. Too early to tell but the jury’s still out on this one…

… still there’s more …

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