Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley, Darren Boyd, Michael Smiley, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine, Luke Bromley, James Tarpey, Flora Slorach, Richard Hadfield, Nicholas Burns, Steve Oram, Reece Shearsmith, Bill Nighy, Sophie Evans, Samantha White, Rose Reynolds
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, convinces his four childhood mates to stage an encore, and drags his reluctant pals to their hometown 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 and reaching The World's End will be the least of their worries.
Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost continue on the path of g(l)ory, ending the Cornetto series in a epic way.
Entertaining and hilarious, The World's End wonderfully blends comedy, science fiction and a little bit of romance without feeling neither the weight of years nor that of the responsibility that carries on its shoulders.
Once again, Edgar Wright manages to craft a brilliant and provocative comedy, thank to a topic that may seem trite, but that isn't dealt with superficiality. Indeed the film does not spare criticism toward man, society, and mostly the decline of the individual, who puts first, instead of friends, family, or fun, the job, portrayed as some kind of slavery that leads man to act like a robot.
The brilliant script stands out with amazing action scenes - made remarkable by Wright's great skills -, exhilarating gags - both physical and verbal -, well-crafted and complex characters, and empty non-robots that sprinkle blue blood from every pore.
Charming in Gary King's shoes, Simon Pegg is clearly having a lot of fun, and carries us along with him. However, Nick Frost stands out as he plays a different type of character this time, giving a noteworthy performance in his complex and more mature role. The chemistry between them is pure magic. Martin Freeman finally has more screen time than he previously had in the other Cornetto films, and does a great job along with Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, and Rosamund Pike.
Gary King: What the fuck does WTF mean?