Although it has a generic narrative, The World’s End is still a fun movie as a hilarious look into arrested development through the bottom of a pint glass.
The trio – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright – are back with the same M.O. – immaturity, British eccentricity, and madcap silliness.
It’s funny though as the emotionally stunted King tries to relive his teen years among his grown-up pals through an unfinished pub crawl. It would have been pathetic, but Pegg has the contagious energy of a likable douchebag. The rest of the cast is also hilarious as their characters eventually catch it.
However, the second half of the film takes a cliched turn. It still goes along with the story as the characters resolve their past and present issues, but it’s reminiscent of Shaun of the Dead with a generic sci-fi twist. The ending is predictable and renders the movie useless.
Still, The World’s End is an entertaining summer movie with a heart that shows what it means to grow up and grow apart.
The World's End
Although it has a generic narrative, The World's End is still a fun movie as a hilarious look into arrested development through the bottom of a pint glass.