August 27, 2013

The World's End (2013)

The World's End (2013) - Movie Review
Directed by: Edgar Wright
Country: UK

Review: The ones who watched Edgar Wright’s previous comedies certainly know that good humor, lots of energy, and creative plots, mark a constant presence. Therefore, that’s exactly what you get from “The World’s End”, another absurd, revolutionary, and irreverent film, which falls in the same category of “Hot Fuzz” and “Shaun Of The Dead”. The plot follows five friends who get together again in their hometown, Newton Haven, to try what they have failed 20 years ago: finish a pub crawl composed by 12 different pubs in which the last one is called The World’s End. Along the ride towards their goal, they will take the opportunity to see old acquaintances, clarify some past problems, and literally fight the end of the world since some robots created from the DNA of real people had invaded the city. The boisterous scenes of drubbing were mixed with lively conversations under the alcohol effect about whatever. The inveterate drinker Gary King (Simon Pegg, who also co-wrote the story with Wright) headed the troop constituted by the powerful-pissed Andy (Nick Frost), the passionate Steven (Paddy Considine), the wimp Peter (Eddie Marsan), and the considerate Oliver (Martin Freeman). All the cast was great, while the 90’s soundtrack which includes Primal Scream, Soup Dragons, Happy Mondays, and Stone Roses, was delightful. I must confess I didn’t like the ending but that didn’t prevent “The World’s End” from becoming one of the most intense and hilarious comedies of the year.

1 comment:

  1. Absurd it certainly is, I absolutely agree. It looks like a comedy only in the beginning. I surely enjoy such a thing as a sudden twist of the story, but only when the story makes some kind of sense. There are people who love to look for incongruences in films, for things that are illogical, stupid, and yes, absurd. That's the one where they don't have to look for such things because they are everywhere.


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