When Gary was seventeen, Newton Haven was his world and he was its king. As a final farewell to their lives in high school, Gary and his friends tried to down a pint at each of the twelve pubs along Newton Haven's pub crawl. They failed, falling short by four. After years away from Newton Haven and the best friends he's ever had, Gary King gathers his comrades for one final attempt at completing the journey to the end of Newton Haven's infamous pub crawl. As the former friends rehash lingering issues, they stumble across an unimaginable conspiracy, which they may only be able to survive, if they complete the pub crawl to "The World's End."
Featuring a host of familiar faces, "The World's End" is an introspective comedy, bludgeoned with a bundle of science fiction and fantasy. Once again, Simon Pegg (Gary / co-writer) stars in an outlandish comedy, peppered with everything that audiences don't often see compiled into a good movie. Nick Frost (Andy), Martin Freeman (Oliver), Eddie Marsan (Peter), and Paddy Considine (Steven) co-star as Gary's band of pub hopping pals. Co-written and directed by Edgar Wright, "The World's End" spends a good amount of time developing its main characters, while seamlessly sprinkling in the subtle and not so subtle plot points, which support and drive the underlying story forward. The majority of the visual effects and special effects help to heighten the story, without becoming a crutch or without completely enveloping what makes the film fun, interesting, and generally entertaining. The dialogue, interactions, and acting are smart, comical, and spot on. For something which finds a way to become progressively my ridiculous as it progresses, "The World's End" is well worth the price of admission and a good place to grab a pint.