Excerpt: There are lots of different kinds of movies. Some are best experienced with crowds. Some are better at home. Some achieve cult status, earning endless midnight reruns. Many more are enjoyable only once. These movies tend to focus on convoluted plots and big action instead of characters, so that after you know what's going to happen there's no reason to go back.
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? Because you really should, I think you’d like it.” My eyebrow raised and I took the disc back home with me and it was then that I found one of my favorite movies of the last ten years.
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(?) entry in the trio's unofficial Cornetto series is a blast from start to finish; a wee bit better than Hot Fuzz by my estimation, and almost as flawless as Shaun of the Dead .
Conclusion: I don't know if there's a director working today who unleashes more creative style and energy in his films than Wright, and if there is, they certainly aren't playing the same cult-friendly playground as this fantastically fun sci-fi take on the idea of the mid-life crisis. Though the ending is a bit anti-climactic, overall it's a blast to watch, and based on my wife's reaction, it will appeal to a wide audience.When it comes to the disc, the presentation is excellent...
Conclusion: 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. What Wright, Pegg, Frost and Company achieve within the end-of-the-world genre is priceless. Their comedy has matured, as has their ability to tell grown up stories.
Excerpt: Six years have passed since Spaced cadets Simon Pegg and Nick Frost last appeared in a film by Edgar Wright, the whip-smart British satirist who directed Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz . It’s fitting, then, that the trio’s comeback collaboration concerns old friends getting back together again, even if the reunion depicted onscreen goes much less smoothly than the creative one that spawned it.
The World’s End Review and Comic-Con Screening Q&A
22 July 2013
Excerpt: While at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, we got invited to a special showing of Edgar Wright’s “The World’s End” – the final installment in his “Blood and Ice Cream” trilogy, which began with Shaun of the Dead and was followed-up by Hot Fuzz. In The World’s End, a group of childhood friends are brought back to their home town of Newton Haven almost 20 years after their attempting to complete “the golden mile” – a 12 public house pub crawl.
Conclusion: Ohjaaja Edgar Wrightin yhteistyö Simon Peggin ja Nick Frostin kanssa jää varmasti jonkinlaiseksi merkkipaaluksi 2000-lukulaisessa brittikomediassa. Näiden hyväntuulinen ja nokkela tuotanto on keskittynyt muiden morkkaamisen sijasta tutkiskelemaan ansioituneesti muun muassa ystävyyden ja aikuistumisen teemoja. Siinä missä ns.