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20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. Written by
The appearance of Gary and the four blanks at the end of the movie, when they are approaching the Rising Sun, is a reference to the Fields of the Nephilim, another seminal goth band from the 1980s (besides the Sisters of Mercy) whose image has always been that of dusty, post-apocalyptic cowboys. See more »
When Gary crosses off the tenth pub on the map, the figure of the "modern art" statue can be seen on the map just below the second and third pubs. But since this is the same map he used for the original crawl, before The Network arrived, and since the statue is apparently part of The Network, it should not appear on the map. It is also apparent that the statue was not there at the time of the original Golden Mile since they wonder about what it is when they pass it earlier in the night. See more »
Ever have one of those nights that starts out like any other, but ends up being the *best* night of your life?
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People going to see the film at the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth, the location for the outside of The Mermaid, were shown a short clip beforehand featuring Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, welcoming them to the cinema and hoping they enjoyed watching it from inside one of the filming locations. See more »
Edgar Wright brings us the final installment of the Cornetto trilogy with his most out-there comedy to date. The World's End is an action-packed, sci-fi comedy where a number of familiar faces return to help Gary King (Simon Pegg) achieve his lifelong dream and complete the 'golden mile' in their hometown of Newton Haven. Five guys, 12 pubs, 60 pints!
I'd written a paragraph about the character's we see from previous films but that'd spoil it a little. You're welcome. I think part of the fun is spotting these for yourself and realising how close knit the cast are... so moving swiftly on!
As you'd expect, the film was cleverly written and it was a lot of fun to watch. However, there's a reference a minute to Edgar Wrights previous work which, for fans, isn't a bad thing, but newcomers to the trilogy will struggle to keep up.
Within the film, there are a number of stories and ideas going on here, but don't let us spoil it for you. The World's End is out now and, for veterans of the trilogy, well worth a watch!
Nick Frost was a highlight for me, playing a different type of character this time round and for the better. Usually the happy-go-lucky friend, he plays a much more complex and leader type role. With so many other great names in the film, there was a risk that Nick Frost could fall in to the shadow of Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine or Eddie Marsan (who was awesome by the way)... but he doesn't. This is Frost's greatest film yet.
If you haven't seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, it might be hit or miss so check them out before this... it is the end of a trilogy after all! Watching The World's End first would be like watching Return of the King and, even though they're unrelated, you'll feel left out when everyone starts laughing at a fruit machine playing in the background and you have no idea why.
The film will do well, regardless how good it is - it was a great ending to the trilogy that started almost ten years ago. These have put British cinema on the map. And even though it's a mixed review, (ranging from a 6 to a 9 out of 10)... the golden mile sounds like a great idea - who's up for it? DW.
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