Five friends reunite to retry a legendary pub crawl and discover their night out might lead to the end of the world.
Although the general audience salivates over the idea of a three installment opus - even to the point of imposing one where it was not original intended - it is best not to think of The World’s End as the third and final step of the so-called “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy, but instead as simply the new film by director Edgar Wright. Considering Wright’s growth displayed in his brief break in the trilogy (Scott Pilgrim vs The World), The World’s End feels like an accumulation of his previous work more than a backslide and forced follow up to the two other Cornettos. The World’s End is a science fiction, super-action epic with a new brand of humor touch to it.
Returning in front of the camera for their fourth feature film together are Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. This time, however, with an entirely different dynamic: Frost as the conservative one and Pegg as the goofy, half lost comedic. Off screen, Frost and Pegg are so close that reversing the roles did not upset the remarkable chemistry the two possess; they play off each other just as well as before. Simply put, this duo is unbreakable.
Fans of Edgar Wright will surely use this film as a base of comparison for his work to come. The World’s End is now playing in theaters everywhere.