Sound Off: Edgar Wright's 'The World's End' - What Did You Think?
by Alex Billington
August 23, 2013
Now that you've seen it, what did you think? Time for Total Annihilation. Now playing in US theaters everywhere is Edgar Wright's The World's End, his conclusion to the Cornetto Trilogy starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost. This time, the two join three other childhood friends in an attempt to finish the epic pub crawl they started 20 years ago in their hometown. But they unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival. So how is it? Best Edgar Wright movie yet or his worst? How are the five lead actors? What was your favorite part? Once you've seen it, leave a comment below with your own thoughts on The World's End.
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To kick things off, I enjoyed The World's End quite a bit. I can't say it tops Shaun of the Dead (but what ever will?) but it is an entertaining conclusion to the Cornetto Trilogy packed with so many wild, fun, extremely raucous and off-the-wall bat-shit crazy moments of weird sci-fi awesomeness. I love the cast: Simon Pegg & Nick Frost are great, but the addition of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine & Eddie Marsan makes it so much better. I love these three guys individually but seeing them fight off robot aliens together in this quaint town was brilliant. I'm not sure if the final climax inside the last bar was everything I was hoping it would be, but the fact they chose to talk things out instead of fight makes me appreciate the choice, even though it was a bit odd at first. I'm looking forward to watching this again while enjoying a few pints of beer.
What did you think of Wright's The World's End? Better than first two or a disappointment? We will remove any comments that indicate you have not seen the movie, as this area is meant to discuss the film only once you have seen it and can talk about your thoughts. Please keep the comments civilized!