The World's End

The World's End

Edgar Wright (2013)

104min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Sci-fi fantasies of the Body Snatchers ilk provide the inspiration for director Edgar Wright's latest spoof, after mining zombie horrors in Shaun of the Dead and action thrillers in Hot Fuzz. This time the easy-going comic partnership of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost anchors a very British alien takeover in suburban Newton Haven, as the pair are joined by three other old friends (Eddie Marsan, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman) to complete a pub crawl started during their school days. But those pesky, blue-blooded robot replicas wanting to bring Earth into intergalactic line just keep getting in the way! Once more, Wright cleverly remoulds a beloved genre through his own fanboy cinephilia, producing many laugh-out-loud moments and only a few juvenile clunkers. The barmaggedon scenario eventually treads familiar ground and overdoes the action spectacle, but there's an engaging chemistry between the five boozers, while the surprise cameos, early 1990s indie soundtrack, zany violence and visual effects add to a self-aware, matey romp that slips down a treat.

Summary

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost reteam with director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) for this thrill ride about five friends who reunite on a boozy quest where only the strongest will survive.

Cast & Crew

Gary King Simon Pegg
Andy Knightley Nick Frost
Steven Prince Paddy Considine
Oliver Chamberlain Martin Freeman
Peter Page Eddie Marsan
Sam Chamberlain Rosamund Pike
Motorcycle policeman Steve Oram
Basil David Bradley (2)
Publican 7 Mark Heap
Collaborator Reece Shearsmith
Shane Hawkins Darren Boyd
Reverend Green Michael Smiley
Young man Rafe Spall
Young woman Alice Lowe
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UIPGuidance: Swearing, sexual references.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 19 Jul 2013