It is always sad to see something come to and end. However, when it comes to the team of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, it is difficult to say that The World's End is in fact an conclusion. The team that brought moviegoers the comedic Shaun of the Dead and the outrageous Hot Fuzz are together again one last time. Finishing "The Cornetto Trilogy" is the The World's End: a film about five friends coming back together to finish a pub run they started 20 years ago. However like its predecessor, nothing is what it seems in The World's End.
The story of The World's End mixes comedic and dramatic themes. As much as the plot is over the top, it is layered in elements such as broken friendships and things changing. It is hard to believe that these dramatic tones are mixed with a sci-fi plot. While the tones don't blend perfectly, they are still fitting for this story by signifying an ending for various reasons.
In the past two films, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had played some lively characters; and the duo's latest performances are not shy at being entertaining. However, there is something very different this time around. The relationship between Pegg's Gary and Frost's Andy is that is riddled with tension. The two's relationship shows off something different from Pegg and Frost's previous characters; especially for Nick Frost .
Along with the dynamic chemistry of Simon and Nick was a great supporting cast. The likes of Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pikes and Paddy Considine played fun supporting characters that gave the ensemble depth. Aside from Pegg's crazed character, The World's End features perhaps the most compelling cast to be part of The Cornetto Trilogy.
For anyone who is a fan of The Cornetto Trilogy, they should know that The World's End was going to be filled with familiar jokes; and it was. From fast zoom ins to the cornetto cone itself, the traits that made Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz famous were featured in this new film. Yet, what came as a surprise was the execution of each trope.
The film was riddled with funny moments. From the jokes you see coming to the little things, you can't help but chuckle somewhere in this film. Along with the humor was action; which was surprisingly well done and gave the film another fascinating element.
The team of Wright,Pegg and Frost have done it again. The World's End is a diverse film with a comedic atmosphere and dramatic tones. It is a film fitting for the season, the genre and The Cornletto trilogy.