Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost are at it again, this time on an epic journey to conquer the “Golden Mile”, a 12 pint pub-crawl around their hometown ending at a pub called “The World’s End”. Seems like a pretty entertaining movie to watch 5 drunk guys wander about on a pub-crawl 20 years after they failed to do it in their prime. However, with it being an Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg movie, the premise gets even better. The group finds out the town has been taken over, and all the inhabitants replaced with robots. As you can imagine, things get a little out of hand.
“20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.”
I’m a huge fan of the whole crew involved with this film, and what’s not to like with a rep like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz? Well, this film was a bit different than the usual hilarity right from the start. This one starts off a bit slow, there seems to be jokes that were just not delivered correctly or poorly written. Luckily, this is and Edgar Wright flick and it quickly redeemed itself. Once the momentum picked up on the movie and the story developed, the jokes were much more enjoyable and the hilarity ensued.
The action scenes are pretty epic, people who’ve never been in a fight in their life fighting armies of robots, what’s not to love? To top it all off, freakin’ Pierce Brosnan is in on the madness, I had had no idea he was in there. It was a nice little surprise.
After they figure out the whole robot invasion thing, the whole movie is insanity, in a good way. Just nonstop action followed by comedic relief. All the way up until the end, which gets pretty intense, the movie is just typical Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost, which is exactly what I wanted to see. So grab a couple of pints, and head to a theater.
TheGeekHq Rating: 7.5/10