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The World's End (2013)
A Satisfying Conclusion to the Cornetto Trilogy
The World's End is an enjoyable film, the type of film you would expect from Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, but doesn't quite live up to the hype laid down by it's predecessors Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
There are plenty of nods to the previous films, with actors and extras reappearing for roles both minor and major, and repetition of some of the scenes that made Shaun and Hot Fuzz so enjoyable. While this is satisfying the jokes can at times seem forced, and gives the impression that the writers set out to write a conclusion first and a standalone film second.
That said, this film is still very good. Gary King is arguably the most interesting character in the Cornetto Trilogy, love him or hate him, and there are no corners cut on the action scenes, which are both thrilling and funny. This film also has more to offer than the others in the way of a moral message, which while simple is still thought-provoking and thoroughly entertaining.
This film deserves an 8/10, which is one star more than the current user rating. The only way people could be disappointed is if they went to see the film thinking it was going to be another Shaun of the Dead. This film moves way beyond the spoofing and slapstick humour (although it is still present), and cannot be fairly compared to the other films in the Cornetto Trilogy.