The World's EndAugust 19, 2013
Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.
Release Year: 2013
Rating: 7.5/10 (8,774 voted)
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.
Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation
Filming Locations: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK
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So last night from 7.30pm through 2am. I sat through the Cornetto
trilogy at the Vue cinema in my hometown, Worcester. Watching 'Shaun Of
The Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' again really boosted the hype for what was to
follow, come midnight… 'The World's End' began!
So the film started like every other Cornetto film, allowing us to get
attached to our lead characters, learning a bit about their backgrounds
through comical contexts! The film follows our five leads, portrayed by
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie
Marsan, whom 20 years after a failed pub crawl, reunite to repeat the
crawl and return to their hometown, Newton Haven, to do so. However,
all is not what it seems. Over the due course of the night, the gang
began to discover that the town has been taken over by robots
attempting to "reform humankind", completing the crawl becomes the
least of their worries.
The film is extremely clever, like Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz they
have mixed two genres, this time Sci-Fi and Comedy, to create a film on
par with the rest. From the first pint all the way through to the
"bitter end.. or lager end" the crew have to use their wits to avoid
being detected and caught by the pursuing robots, all of which ends
with devastating consequences. It is a must-see if you enjoyed the
other two. Also in my opinion it has some of the best special effects
(and comedy) I've ever seen in a British film. All-in-all I'm giving it
a straight 10/10. Edgar Wright's trilogy has come to a fantastic end!