It was never a secret to anyone around me that I was, for lack of a better word, excited to see the third installment to the “Corenetto Trilogy”, “The World’s End”. So many times I’ve been completely let down by a film that I've been equally excited to see so I went into this cautiously. With that in mind, the time came and I took a deep breath as the movie began.
And so, it begins with the back story of five eighteen year old (Europe and their drinking ages!) friends taking the challenge of the Golden Mile, twelve pubs, one pint each in one epic night out. The night ended with three of them left stopping after the ninth pub. Twenty or so years later, they try it again!
Here’s The Thing About This Movie…
Suffice it to say, I was not let down by this tale of ale and robot aliens. The dialogue was smooth, natural, and entirely funny. The connection between childhood friends, who have been separated by years, distance, and social status, that can only be re-forged by four pints, one tap water, and a village full of robots ready to attack feels so real. It’s almost like the actors, writers, and directors are old friends themselves, which in most cases, they are.
It’s a labor of love and that shines through from the beginning to the end. It was strange to see Nick Frost play a smart, responsible adult. We’ve become accustomed to the Weed dealing Ed in “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz’s” Danny Butterman who desperately wants to be the officers you see on his two favorite movies, “Bad Boys 2” and “Point Break”. Not that Ed and Danny were anything alike, but it was refreshing to see him play an entirely opposite character. The same can be said for Simon Pegg and his characters in the trilogy.
In all, I found the movie highly entertaining, and along with “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, entirely re-watchable! Go see it! You won’t regret it! At any rate, there’s no point in arguing with me anyway!