Five old friends attempt to recreate the pub crawl they tried years
ago and discover that their hometown has been taken over by robots.
The World's End (2013)
Directed by Edgar Wright
Written by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright
Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman,
Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike,
David Bradley, Pierce Brosnan, Bill Nighy
What an awesome way to end the Cornetto Trilogy! The World's End is a nonstop hilarious ride with an awesome plot and great characters. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost once again deliver hilarious performances, playing best friends for the third time (fourth if you count Paul).
The whole premise is actually quite alarming, with the central idea being about an alien network has taken over the world in secret. Gary King (Pegg) is a kid who never grew up and gets his oldest friends together for a pub crawl they once attempted but failed, only to find out their hometown was ground zero for the hostile takeover. If you take away the alien robots, the film becomes the story of a man who never left the past. That, combined with a ton of Easter eggs and parallels, really makes this film a joy to watch over and over again.
The film is starting to become a favorite of mine and is definitely on par with the first two parts of the Cornetto Trilogy. The World's End is a fantastical end to Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright's Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy, with my only gripe being that I'm sad it's come to an end.