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The World's End
UK / USA / Japan 2013
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park, James Biddle (executive), Liza Chasin (executive), Nick Frost (executive), Simon Pegg (executive), Edgar Wright (executive) for Working Title, Big Talk, Universal, Focus Features, Relativity Media, Dentsu, Fuji Television
directed by Edgar Wright
starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine, James Tarpey, Luke Bromley, Sophie Evans, Samantha White, Rose Reynolds, Richard Hadfield, Flora Slorach, Francesca Reidie, Charlotte Reidie, Michael Smiley, Alex Austin, Jonathan Aris, Jenny Bede, Angie Wallis, Paul Bentall, Richard Graham, Alice Lowe, Rafe Spall, Leo Thompson, Steve Oram, Julia Deakin, Greg Townley, Sebastian Zaniesienko, Luke Scott, Tyler Dobbs, Samuel Mak, Teddy Kempner, Mark Kempner, Nick Holder, Darren Boyd, Paul Kennington, Michael Sarne, Reece Shearsmith, Nicholas Burns, Mark Heap, Kelly Franklin, Stacy Franklin, James Granstrom, Gabe Cronnelly, Patricia Franklin, Bill Nighy, Mark Donovan, Ricky Champ, Ken Bones
written by Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, music by Steven Price
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Gary (Simon Pegg) is the one friend who refuses to grow up. So while
everyone around him has straightened out, has gotten a decent job, a nice
spouse (maybe even a divorce), good car, white picket fence home, he still
clings to his old ideals, not taking into account that he's too old to
party all the time and his body's starting to reject the lifestyle. But he
wants to at least achieve one more thing before old age hits home: To
finish the "Golden Mile" in his hometown. The Golden Mile means
having (at least) one pint in each of the twelve pubs in town, to end up
gloriously pissed. Gary and his friends have tried it one time before in
their early twens, but only got to pup # 9. Now Gary's friends - Andy
(Nick Frost), Oliver (Martin Freeman), Steven (Paddy Considine) and Peter
(Eddie Marsan) - really aren't all that interested anymore, but Andy might
be utterly chaotic, but he's also charming ... and scheming. So they're
all on board, even tee-totaller Andy - and things of course get messy and
out of hands pretty quickly ... before Andy and company rather accidently
find out that some of the townsfolks have been replaced by androids, while
the other locals know it but are too afraid of their robotic overlords to
rebel. At first, our heroes decide to just continue their tour to not
arouse suspicion, but the situation gets more and more out of hands, and
eventually, they have to fight the androids (who are rather easy to
destroy though), and then Oliver it turned into an android even. And
eventually, while still continuing ther pub tour, they meet the leader of
the robots, their former science teacher (Pierce Brosnan), who suggests to
them to join forces. They refuse of course, but that doesn't mean they
aren't grossly outnumbered ...
In a way, The World's End is pretty much a crossover of
dystopian science fiction movies like Invasion
of the Body Snatchers and The Stepford Wives, and stoner
comedies à la The Hangover - and the result is good fun for sure.
Now sure, the film isn't as trailblazing and instant cult as Simon Pegg
and Edgar Wright's earlier Shaun
of the Dead, but it's pretty much as entertaining, thanks to Simon
Pegg at his best in the lead, supported by a very strong ensemble, to a
script that remains perfectly light-footed throughout and is pretty great
at twisting and turning to remain fresh even if the story is somewhat
formulaic, and thanks to a directorial effort that has an eye for the
absurd and a predilection for surprises.
Good fun, really!