‘The World’s End’ review
By Angela Espinoza, Arts Editor
As our beautiful Canadian summer gradually came to an end, with it came the late August release of The World’s End. Director Edgar Wright’s final entry into his “Three Flavours Cornetto” trilogy was made with the goal of ending this trio of fantastic films with a literal bang. But was that feat accomplished?
The World’s End brings back Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, the former portraying eccentric alcoholic Gary King and the latter portraying his opposing sober ex-best friend Andy Knightley, as their old high school gang gets together for one last pub crawl. Unbeknownst to them, this might actually be their very last pub crawl, as the fate of the world unfortunately rests in the hands of these five middle-aged drunkards.
New and very welcome additions include straight man Paddy Considine, baby-faced Eddie Marsan, and everyone’s favourite Sherlock-assisting hobbit Martin Freeman. This main cast of The World’s End brings with them perfect comedic timing, whether they’re eloquently describing the act of drinking or are just being downright slapstick.
As a longtime fan of Wright’s previous two “Cornetto” films, Hot Fuzz (2007) and Shaun of the Dead (2004), I will say The World’s End is definitely the most ambitious of the three, and is just as hilarious (although Hot Fuzz will remain my favourite).
Catch The World’s End while you can, and remember to go in knowing as little as possible. The less you know, the more incredible the experience.