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.
Summary: Is there a genre Edgar Wright and cohorts in crime Simon Pegg and Nick Frost haven't tackled? Victorian period romance, I suppose. Otherwise, it's all fair game for the Cornetto Trilogy boys. Shaun of the Dead cut a swath through horror and the house that Romero built, years before the New Zombie Renaissance. Hot Fuzz fired "two guns whilst jumping through the air" with slick style, shooting up '80s and '90s action classics, police procedurals and buddy cop flicks.
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: Ltd Steelbook (Blu-ray + UV) (Import)
7 December 2013
Excerpt: Och kommer Cornetto -trilogin till en slut men buller och bång och mer förstörelse än man kan räkna med. Tre helt olika sorters filmer, där den gemensamma nämnaren/gemensamma nämnarna har varit Simon Pegg & Nick Frost i huvudrollerna, där Cornettoglassen på något sätt har betydelse och där man konsekvent hoppar över staket och buskar - inte alltid med så fint resultat. Filmerna är Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz & The World´s End , alla regisserade av Edgar Wright.