Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have teamed up with director Edgar Wright once again for the third installment of their Cornetto Trilogy, The World's End. Has-been Gary King (Pegg) decides to get his old group of friends from high school back together to finally complete The Golden Mile, a 12 pub bar crawl they attempted back in school. Unfortunately for the Once and Future King and his mates, nothing really ends up going according to his plan.
The World's End is a fun way for this "trilogy" to end. The always awesome duo of Frost and Pegg really shine in this film, as their characters are role reversals of what they normally play. They are joined by some pretty notable English actors as well, including The Hobbit star Martin Freeman, Pierce Brosnan, and David Bradley (Argus Filch from the Harry Potter series). Fans of the series will rejoice at the many references to the two other films in the trilogy, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The plot is goofy and utter ridiculousness, but no more so than the movies that came before it.
Although the hijinks the group gets into are the same kinds of shenanigans seen in the other movies, there is just something about this story that makes it less epic than the previous ones. It is a fun movie and is exceptionally well-done, but given the choice you would probably pick to re-watch the first two before you watch this one again.
The final Cornetto film, The World's End, gives a solid ending to the popular trilogy. It has an all-star cast and a humorous story. It just may not be as great as you remember the first two films being.