A Filmster Quickie: The World’s End

The Worlds End

Release Date: August 23, 2013

Watched: August 23, 2013

Review: August 25, 2013

Director: Edgar Wright

Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman

The Filmster Rating:

Grand Rating

Synopsis: 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries. – IMDb

Review: Edgar Wright completes his “Cornetto” trilogy on a very good note. There is no doubt if you are a fan of both previous films, then you will like this one even if you think its not the best out of the three. Wright’s talent of writing clever comedy really showcases in this film. Simon Pegg this time around plays a fast-talking jerk, that you may or may not fall in love with because he plays such a different character that your used to. A minor flaw of the film is that it takes a bit long to get going but once it did, it doesn’t take its foot off the gas. This film showcases a great mix of comedy, action and some drama that gives it a nice heartfelt moment. Overall, The World’s End completes a great comedy trilogy and hardcore fans should come out satisfied. It will be one of those comedies that gets better every time you view it.

Blogger’s Thoughts

“The World’s End, or as others will know it as “the inevitable finale to The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”, may not be as polished as the two prior installments, but is still full of the same madcap hilarity, fun, excitement, action, and typical glee that we have come to love with these movies, while also offering us some real heart and emotion to the proceedings as well.” – Dan The Man’s Movie Reviews

“The World’s End” is a humorous movie with a bit to say about society and maturity, with a helping of light action thrown in for good measure. It’s sure to appeal to fans of the prior offerings from this trio, and to make some new fans along the way.” – Fogs’ Movie Reviews

“The World’s End suffers the most of the three in “not knowing how to end”, I think. I did quite enjoy The World’s End although I think it’s definitely flawed.” - Cinema Parrot Disco


Thanks for reading.

12 responses to “A Filmster Quickie: The World’s End

  1. Great review. Glad you enjoyed it! It is my second favorite after Shaun. Been wondering how those in the US would like it once it finally came out there – I’ll have to look for reviews from others now too. Thanks for using my quote! :-)

  2. Good thoughts, Issy. If I hadn’t seen the first two, the whole robot takeover thing might have turned me off to it. But, since I have seen them, it actually makes me look forward to it even more! Glad to hear you liked it.

  3. Great movie, I loved it and can’t say where it finally adds up compared to the others, but a strong finish to a beloved trilogy for sure. Good review man!

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