The World's End (2013) Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan Movie Review

The World's End (2013)   3/53/53/53/53/5

The World's End (2013)

The End is a Let Down

It was the end of school and five friends before they entered the big wide world decided to try and complete the golden mile, a pub crawl around their home town ending with "The World's End". Now twenty years later Gary King (Simon Pegg) is still clinging on to his youth and the belief that as a teenager he was something and so gets in touch with his old friends and convinces them to return with him to New Haven to complete the Golden Mile which they failed to do back as teenagers. As Gary leaves the guy in an attempt to recapture their past they soon realise the struggle with be for their future and the whole of humankind.

Not a lot happens in the town where I live; in fact it is so boring that many people still talk about when they shot a bit of "Inspector Morse" in the town. So when a few years back news broke that in the neighbouring town of Letchworth they were not only going to be shooting a film but the third part of the Cornetto Trilogy it was a huge thing as that meant Pegg, Frost and some other famous faces would be around. Unfortunately I have to say that despite being a fan of the previous movies in the Cornetto trilogy this one left me under whelmed although enjoyed seeing various places I know very well appearing on screen.

Now it has been a few years since "The World's End" came out so I don't feel bad when I say after having done horror comedy and cop buddy comedy we have a sci-fi comedy with robots having replaced many of the people in Newton Haven. And so what we have are these guys trying to survive the night and save the planet from what ever it is behind these robots. I am not going to go in to too much more detail but I hate to say it lacks the vibe of the earlier movies and I think it is simply down to the expanded cast. Whilst there was always many familiar faces it was always about Pegg & Frost and now the likes of Freeman, Considine and Marsan all have a bigger part to play.

What this all boils down to is that "The World's End" is in truth a little disappointing as whilst it delivers glimpses of the humour and styling which made the earlier movies in the Cornetto Trilogy entertaining it feels different and sadly doesn't have that tight feel of the previous movies.