Friday, January 17, 2014

The World's End - DVD Review

Starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, David Bradley and Pierce Brosnan.
Directed by Edgar Wright.


Pegg/Frost/Wright do here for the Body Snatcher films what Shaun of the Dead did for zombies and Hot Fuzz did for buddy-cop films. What I like about their films is they set up characters thought-out enough that even if mayhem didn't break out, the characters still feel like they have lives to lead.

Pegg plays the former leader of a band of mates from their school days, and one thing they tried to do in their youth but never finished was The Golden Mile - twelve pubs, twelve pints.  Of course, the other four friends have grown up and moved on with their lives, but Pegg's in a state of arrested development. The four friends decide to humor him and give him one last night of glory.

But that's when the robots show up. From there, they figure that in order to stay low and not tip off the body-snatchers they know what's going on, they finish what they started and carry through getting their pints...

Loved the ending too.

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