Just how far would you be willing to go to get the perfect brew?
For most of us, we'd only go about as far as the closest grocery store or local gas station to wet our whistle, but not Gary King. Oh no, this guy goes all the way to "The World's End" for his pint! Simon Pegg stars as Gary King in this comical booze-filled Sci-Fi trek, quenching his thirst from pub to pub, along with several childhood chums from back home. This movie is bit kooky, a bit crazy, but most of all it's fun to watch!
We all know Simon Pegg from classic comedies such as "Shaun Of The Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" and
once again , we find him back with Edgar Wright bringing us more laughs. "The World's End" is about a man that has never really been able to move forward with his adult life, due to an exceptionally awesome hay-day in high school. Gary King is someone that is very loyal to his friends, even if he is and was a source to a lot of their mischievous memories. Gary is also someone that has a thirst for drinking beer, a lot of beer. Somehow however, Mr. King manages to gather up his old buds from high school to redo their old history, but with a new expectation. They will finish a 12 pub bar crawl that they attempted back in the good old days, before careers, kids and responsibility.
"The World's End" is a fun film filled with tons of physical comedy and timely word manipulation. You know how you have that one friend that can always turn things around to make them seem "In the right"? Well, that's Gary King in a nutshell, always right and he even shines in the moonlight(we just added that last part). There's only one problem with the comical setup though. The hometown they once knew has been taken over by aliens and it's up to Gary and his chums to restore order while they are waist-deep in suds!
An interesting aspect of this film is that Simon reunites with familiar 'Hot Fuzz" alumni such as Nick Frost and Paddy Considine to make a film about friends reuniting with friends, oh the irony. Now, "The World's End" isn't all about getting wasted and laughing, it also has some quality nuggets of truth concerning the human race. So not only do you get to relax and have a good time, you also get a little food for thought served in a drunken cast member of your choosing. There's also a bit of conservative eye-candy in the film, as Rosamund Pike entertains us with her character, Sam, the cute sister of Oliver(Chamberlin), another one of King's chums.
"The World's End", as a whole, is a light film serving it's purpose as a good chuckle among-st darker titles in theaters such as "The Conjuring" and "Elysium". So if you're in the mood for something easy going, yet has enough spank to make you smile, we recommend you take a swig at the pub of Edgar Wright. Happy trails and oh yeah, don't forget to tip the bartender!
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