LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- THV11 Film Critic Jonathan Nettles reviews the Sci-Fi comedy, The World's End.
The World's End is the 3rd film of "The Cornetto Trilogy" starring Simon Pegg & Nick Frost, directed by Edgar Wright. The other two parts of the trilogy are the zombie apocalypse comedy Shaun of the Dead and the buddy-cop comedy Hot Fuzz. Simon Pegg plays Gary King, a 40-year old whose life peaked years ago and wants to relive what he considers the greatest night of his life, so 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl known as "The Golden Mile" which consists of twelve pubs, he convinces his reluctant childhood friends to finish the crawl which ends at the fabled pub "The World's End". As they embark on their journey and attempt to reconcile their relationships they learn that something is not right in their hometown. They learn that the townsfolk have been replaced with robots.
The World's End recieved a great audience reaction, but it's likely the people there at 10 p.m. on Thursday were fans of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. That being said, it was really funny that rode the line of spoof and original comedy. It crosses genres and borrows themes from other films, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Mad Max, even TV's The Walking Dead. It is a smart comedy, meaning that you have to pay attention to dialogue to get the most out of it. I really like Simon Pegg as a comedic actor and I also really enjoy Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. If you liked those films, you will not be disappointed in this one but if you haven't seen the other ones, I recommend checking them out so you have an idea of what you're getting into.
The movie is rated-R mostly for language.
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