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A fitting end to an awesome trilogy: 'The World's End' movie review

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For a series that was never intended to be a series The Cornetto Trilogy ended with a bang. From the craziness of a zombie outbreak, to the weirdest buddy-cop film ever, to a non-stop pub crawl comedy where the world might end before they've had their last pint I wish this team could make movies together forever.

But we're talking about only one of these terrific movies, The World's End. It's the story of five guys who head out top finish a pub crawl in their hometown called the Golden Mile. They failed to finish it when they were kids but have joined up for one more attempt. But the hometown isn't quite the same, and why are people staring at them everywhere they go, and how did that kids head pop off? All these questions will be answered and it is one amazing ride.

This is one of the funniest movies I have seen. It's filled with great sight gags, one-liners, and terrific performances. Simon Pegg is great as Gary King, that one friend everyone has who never grew up and became an adult. Nick Frost is extremely funny as the most straight-laced of the group, which is not the type of role he typically plays, it's weird seeing him as the responsible one after all of the man-child roles he has previously played. Have to give a shout out to Martin Freeman, Bilbo is back and sporting a suit and Bluetooth headset. And I loved David Bradley as Basil the only guy in town who has a clue of what is going on.

This movie is hysterical. It's full of great moments that you will be quoting. And the fact that the fate of Earth may be in the hands of a group of drunk idiots is the funniest part of all. Especially they're drunk logic, where they decide it's better to finish the Golden Mile than get out of Dodge (a choice they make several times by the way) is so stupid it could only make sense to someone who has had a few. And trust me they are in a situation only Doctor Who could get out of sensibly.

I just want to say the special effects are really good as well. It's becomes a pretty effects heavy movie near the end and everything looks awesome.

But this film would be nothing without the direction of Edgar Wright. I have yet to see a movie he has made that wasn't hilarious. And the fact that he could create such a piece of hilarity and it still be funny and at times touching shows how great of an artist he really is. Maybe the Cornetto Trilogy could become a Quadrilogy, perhaps? Maybe an Anthology, even? We can only hope.

All I can say is if you've seen Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz and you don't know whether or not to check this film out you owe it to yourself. Watch the end of the Cornetto Trilogy and have a great time. Five Stars.

I'm adding a link to the film's website here. It's content advisory page here. And a link to where you can buy the movie on Blu-Ray, DVD or Digitally on Amazon here.

So check this movie out it's truly worth it. Peace out.


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