The World's End (2013)

The World's End (2013)

2013 | R | 109 Minutes

Action | Science Fiction | Comedy

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: The now-called 'Cornetto trilogy' concludes to the standard of 'Shuan of the Dead' and then some; bringing even more depth than we saw in the first installment. This is probably Wright's most layered and intellegent film of all actually, as it deals with some great themes and ambitious ideas to an even greater extent than usual. Naturally, it still does so in a quirky and exciting way though, and whilst some feel he's gone too far to discuss things here, I think the character development hooks you to a more-than-adequate degree. In the end, it's hilarious, smart and self-aware, and demonstrates what Edgar Wright can do when he's working at his best.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: It's no longer a parody of something else, which arguably gives it more area for exploration, but also reduces its stylistic value.
    VERDICT: 'The World's End' is my favourite of the trilogy because it's suitably mad and self-aware, but also because it's the most intellegent of the bunch.