Sorry, peeps. The World’s End just isn’t as much fun as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, the other two Simon Pegg/Nick Frost/Edgar Wright movies out there in the collective consciousness. Luckily, it’s still pretty fun, and Pegg and Frost prove once again to be hilarious screen presences, especially when dealing with the totally bizarre.
The World’s End starts with a simple premise. A down-on-his-luck loser, Gary (Pegg), wants to get his old mates back together to recreate the best night of his life—a 12-pub pub crawl in their hometown that ends at The World’s End Pub.
For about 45 minutes, that’s what goes on, and then, like previous Pegg-Frost-Wright collaborations, The World’s End takes a wild left turn. Its left turn seem more random than anything that happens in their previous outings, but once the craziness of it wears off, it’s just fun to sit back and let these nutballs do what they do best, which is making an audience laugh at the ridiculous.
Pegg and Frost are aided by a stellar supporting cast that includes Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. The ending is just as crazy as the twist, but it’s all in sloppy, good fun.
THE WORLD’S END
With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman
Regal Santa Fe Stadium 14