Excerpt: Magnifying the crisis in midlife crisis, arrested adolescent Gary King (Simon Pegg) coaxes his better-adjusted childhood chums to revisit their hometown and reattempt the feat that conquered them 20 years earlier: drinking their way through all 12 pubs of Newton Haven’s Golden Mile.
Excerpt: Maybe the aliens were right. Maybe humanity isn’t ready for intergalactic mingling. When the Body Snatchers came down and warped our minds from the poison of free thinking, we stopped going to war and stopped hating each other.
Conclusion: Funny, smart, exciting and substantial, The World's End is much more than most comedies. While sharply executed, its genre storyline and action isn't quite as sharp as the rest and keeps this talented British group from matching the perfection of their previous outing.
Excerpt: Nearly a decade ago I had a copy of Shaun of the Dead and had a review pile that was getting pretty deep. I took that copy to a friend of mine at work and he watched it and gave it back. I told him he could keep it only to hear hime say “Dude, have you not seen this?
Conclusion: With The World's End , Wright further establishes himself as one of the preeminent comedy directors working today. The presence of Pegg and Frost ups the ante, of course, and their smartly cast co-stars certainly help. The final(?
Summary: Much like 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz,' 'The World's End' is a comedy that requires multiple viewings - not only to appreciate it more, but to be able to grasp all of the jokes, gags, and hilarious dialog being thrown around.
Excerpt: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have been friends onscreen for a decade, and even longer if you count their work on the late-90s sitcom Spaced . Before Apatovian bromances like I Love You Man put a fine point on it, Pegg and Frost were out there embodying the tight friendships of delayed adolescence, two...