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Five lifelong friends reunite to complete a historic pub crawl from their youth, and find that reaching the fabled World's End tavern will be no simple undertaking while they also fight for the future of all mankind. Twenty years ago, Gary King (Simon Pegg) and his pals embarked on the ultimate drinking marathon. But the beer got the best of them, and they failed to drink their final pint at The World's End pub. Now, as die-hard rebel Gary approaches middle age, he summons his old friends back to their hometown for another round. With each pint down, Gary and the gang take another step toward reconciling the past. Meanwhile, just when it starts to look like their goal is in sight, the stammering pals realizes that a much larger struggle is currently taking place, and that the future is looking particularly grim -- not only for them, but for the entire human race as well. Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike co-star in the final chapter of Edgar Wright's "Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy," which began with 2004's Shaun of the Dead and continued in 2007's Hot Fuzz.
Entertaining, but the weakest of the three movies ("Shawn of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" being the other two).
So-so. I like British humor, though this isn't the best of it.
The Cornetto Trilogy ends on a high note with The World's End. Darker and more serious at times than the previous movies (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), The World's End shows Wright and Pegg no longer have to relyon constant comedy, as in Hot Fuzz. World's End is more akin to Shaun in that it does have it's poignant moments and they do not feel out of place. I especially enjoyed the epilogue and the future that was painted for all of the main characters. Oh, and you'll definitely be craving a pint after this film. I gave the film 5 stars due to the inability to award half stars, but it would have been 4 1/2 stars if possible.
Two completely different movies, one a bittersweet comedy about a aging crew of men reprising a youthful pub crawl, the other a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, mashed together in one, yet improbably it works brilliantly. Moments of wit and humor, combined with slapstick physical comedy and choreographed combat. And always lots of beer.