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Largely filmed in the town where I live, apparently because Simon Pegg lives nearby and always wanted to make a film during the day and still being able to be home with his feet up in front of the fire by the evening. The extra bonus, of course, is that I get to see my town blown up!
So its a bit of a shame to say that it is probably the weakest of the three Cornetto films - not that it isn't very good, just it does not quite reach the heights of the first two.
The DVD itself was particularly disappointing. The main thing you buy a DVD is for the extras, and (for all of the above reasons) I was really looking forward to a "making of" - and its rubbish. Seriously - a total waste of space.
After the relatively disappointing 'Hot Fuzz', 'The World's End' brings the Cornetto Trilogy to a fitting end. This is a denser, perhaps more serious story, for all its robot humanoids and superbly choreographed fights; characters have proper backstories beyond the school pals reunion set-up and even the alien-takeover plot is less one-dimensional than you'd expect. Edgar Wright's direction has matured too. Sure he still uses his arsenal of visual tricks, but in a much more contained way than in 'Shaun of the Dead' or 'Hot Fuzz'. The Blu-Ray has an astonishing amount of extras in terms of features (nearly all of which are comprehensive and, more importantly, interesting!) and the commentary is everything you'd expect. 'Shaun of the Dead', however, remains this team's crowning glory, in my view. I might admire the maturity that Pegg, Frost & Wright have attained here, but the first film has a unique energy borne out of the experiences of 'Spaced' that means it never outstays its welcome and makes it endlessly re-watchable.
If you don't like Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, then this won't change you mind. On the other hand, My wife and I loved this. She thought that Gary King (Simon Pegg) was an exaggerated version of Me! I'm not. I just don't believe in growing up...
The story is a bit contrived, but the end is exactly what it says: The End of the World. A Pub,
There are lots of haters out there, but the extras give you a clue as to some of the story's twists and turns. I'm known for spotting these secrets in films, but even I missed a few of these.
So, if you liked the other films, you'll buy this anyway. If you haven't watched the others, don't worry, they not a series where you have to watch them in order. I really do like this film, but hot fuzz is the best of the trilogy, even though it's not an apocalyptic film like the other two.
The World's End is still massively better than 2012! But what isn't?
This film concludes the trilogy that began with Shaun Of The Dead and then Hot Fuzz. It features the same two main actors, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and a cast of very familiar actors. I won't go into the plot here, because I don't want to spoil it for anyone, but I found it to be a very entertaining and in places funny film, with no boring parts and that kept my attention for the whole of its' duration. I would say, though, that I would consider this film to be more enjoyable for men rather than women, purely because of its' subject matter and the fact that most of the characters are male. However, I am sure that both sexes would still enjoy it, so don't let that put you off. I give this four stars, because it is well-written and acted and very enjoyable from beginning to end. It is just a pity that there won't be any more films in this series, but such is life. Superb stuff, buy it now, you won't regret it!
When I first watched this film I, like many, compared it to "Shawn Of The Dead" and no, it isn't as good on first showing and if I had gave it a Star Rating upon that that first view, then probably I would have choosen 3 Stars. But this is a film that you have to see more than once and the more often you do, the better it gets!. Okay, it will never be as great as S.O.T.D and maybe not even "Hot Fuzz" but it is a good film with great preformances from all characters. And I have seen it many times now and "YES", it has grown on me.
This film, like others from the duo, has so many quotable moments that are bound to find their way into everyday conversation. It had plenty of action and comedy, and the storyline was rich and relatable. I have already planned a return to my own 'Newtonhaven' with some old friends, but I'm no Gary King!
I personally enjoy British comedies and have been a follower of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for years and this is another good one to me ,the premiss of the story ,a meeting of old friends for a booze cruise till you get to a prophetically name pub World,s End . I am sure you can imagine some of it but do not bother get the film see how the professionals do it I mean it is cheap enough nowadays less than a fiver or a lot less than a packet of cigarettes
Having been on a few pub crawls it was fun to see the ultimate pub crawl attempted. Also enjoyed the 'Terminator 2' style brawls that break out when the locals turn out to be not as friendly as the main character remembered.
A fitting conclusion to the 'three colours cornetto' trilogy begun by Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Hope that there will be more collaborations between Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg.
Talk about your nerd films I love this!! It has action, it has everything a nerd and 'jock' need. What could be better than Simon Pegg & Nick Frost back again. Its very similar to shaun of the dead but better it has ROBOTS!! PUBS!! and well so much (don't want to spoil it). Really love this movie I have watched it loads, it never gets boring
This could be Shaun of the dead without zombies but it isn't. Nor is it Hot Fuzz without policemen. It is not the best of the three movies but it is well worth your money. Watch it, laugh at it, enjoy it and put it away until you want to watch all three again... and again... and again.