This is a *SPOILER FREE* review for This is the En— No wait. The World’s End (not to be mixed up, however, both are extremely hilarious).
The World’s End is a British sci-fi movie directed by Edgar Wright, co-written by Wright and Simon Pegg, starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and many other hilarious British comedians. It is the third film in the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, the other two being Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. The story revolves around Gary (Simon Pegg), Andy (Nick Frost), Oliver (Martin Freeman), Peter (Eddie Marsan), and Stephen (Paddy Considine), 5 childhood friends who reunite after many years apart to finish a pub crawl they had failed to complete so many years before. I don’t want to ruin anything else, but I will say that things get interesting.
I’ll start this by saying that I am a huge fan of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost (together and on their own), so I may have gone into the theater with a fairly biased point of view. However, coming out of it, I know that regardless of my bias, The World’s End is a fantastic movie. I think that most people will thoroughly enjoy the witty humor, awesome sci-fi aspects, and amazing cast. If you liked the type of British humor present in Shaun of the Dead and/or Hot Fuzz, you’ll like this movie. There are so many things in this movie that kept me entertained throughout the movie.
First of these things would be the characters in the movie. I loooved the characters. Each one was unique and extremely well done. Each character evolves and changes (something that I would imagine to be very difficult to do with a comedy like this). Pegg’s character, Gary, was extremely expertly written and acted. I always love to see Pegg show his true acting skills, of which he has a lot of. His ability to change so drastically between his movies always impresses me (whether it be Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Star Trek, Paul, Spaced, etc.). The same goes for Nick Frost. There’s not much more I can say without taking away from the movie, so I’ll shut up about the acting.
Other aspects of the movie that I thoroughly enjoyed were as follows: the writing (Wright and Pegg did an amazing job with it), the cinematography (It lacked some of the greatness found in Shaun of the Dead, but it was brilliant nonetheless), the pacing (the movie was really well paced, the action was timed well in the story, and the story was interesting and engaging the whole way through), and so much else that I cant really think of at the moment.
Basically, The World’s End was a brilliant, funny, and extremely entertaining movie that easily lived up to to my expectations. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes British humor, and even if you don’t, try this movie if you get the chance.