The World’s End is a 2013 science fiction comedy film directed by Edgar Wright from a screenplay by Wright and Simon Pegg. It is the third and final instalment in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, after Shaun of the Dead (2004) and Hot Fuzz (2007).
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. Sillier and sillier.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
Go and watch Shaun of the Dead again instead.
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