The World’s End


Directed by Edgar Wright
Rated R
Length: 109 mins.
Genre: Comedy, Sci-fi, Action.

Review by Lucia Santiago Dantés.

From the same creators who gave you  “Shaun of the Dead” arrives their most recent production “The World’s End”  a sci fi adventure where zombies have been replaced by an alien invasion. Same cast, sort of diferent story! The world’s  End is all about a group of friends from Newton Haven who try the infamous Golden Mile pub crawl but never finished. Flash forward it 20 years later and it’s Gary King (Simon Pegg) who reunites the old gang to finish what they started. But something’s odd. The town’s folks are not what they used to be, is it them or is it the town that actually changed? little by little the group start to notice that those peculiar characters in town are not what they used to be. They are actually nicer but also odd. Soon Gary, Andy (Nick Frost), Oliver (Marty Freeman, yes he’s Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit) Steven (Paddy Considine) and Peter (Eddie Marsan) realize that Newton Haven has been taken by aliens and soon they’ll be taken too if either stay and fight or get the hell out of town.

Honestly if you loved “Shaun of the Dead” you’ll like The world’s End. It’s good old british humor.

Also the film concludes what it started as a joke of the “Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy” a series of comedy films written by Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. Starring by Pegg and Nick Frost.  Being Shaun of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End.  In the first one (Shaun of The Dead) the strawberry Cornetto symbolizes the bloody nature of the film. Hot Fuzz features a blue (the original flavour) Cornetto relating to the blue color of the Police. The world’s End features a green mint chocolate chip cornetto alluding to the alien/sci-fi nature of the film. It all started as a joke during an interview while promoting Hot Fuzz, when someone asked “are you going to do kind of a trilogy cornetto based films? and Wright replied “Oh, yes like a  Krzysztof Kieślowski‘s trilogy Three Colours films. Here’s a video of the cast and crew talking about the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy.

Also in this movie: David Bradley as Basil. Younger audiences may recognize Bradley as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter film series, or as Walder Frey in Game of Thrones but his acting career is way too vast and long to account.

Rosamund Pike as Sam Chaberlain. She played Jane Bennet on the 2005 Jane Austen’s film Pride and Prejudice.

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