After Shaun of The Dead and Hot Fuzz, director Edgar Wright reunites with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in the third installment of Wright’s comedy trilogy: The World’s End. As a fan of Wright’s previous works, I had high hopes for this movie, and indeed, it did live up to the expectations.
20 years after their famous bar crawl, the “five musketeers” are reunited by Garry King (Pegg), so they can go through their pub crawl again, only this time make it to the final pub: The World’s End. However the title doesn’t only refer to the pubs name, the movie is indeed about the end of the world, as everything goes south when the five friends discover that their town is run by alien robots.
From the chaotic views of director Wright, to the chemistry between not only Pegg and Frost, but the whole cast, to the sci-fi in the film, the charm of The World’s End will last until the very last second of the movie, and the smile on your face will even last a little longer.
As far as comedies nowadays go, The World’s End is brilliant, ultimately providing more big smiles than laughs, with a strangely obnoxious charm. I only hope Wright changes his mind about this trilogy, cause I sure wish to see him work with Pegg and Frost again and again.
Rating: 8.0/10; A charming movie that’ll leave a big smile on your face.