Posted on 9/16/13 09:57 AM
The more "mature" flick out of the famous Cornetto trilogy, The World's End benefits and suffers from that premise. It sets out the characters very well, with smart snappy dialogue, that despite being well constructed and well written, doesn't reach the heights of the previous movies Wright directed/wrote, including Scott Pilgrim. It drags on for a bit too long but fortunently the movie infuses that characteristic fast paced action sequences that manage to be funny and set things rolling, nicely until the end. It's consistent while it lasts, having smart, subtle jokes and also more in your face comedy, working surprisingly well with so many tonal shifts.
It gets a bit preachy and cheesy on some occasions but we've grown to like these characters so much, it's easy to dismiss these little flaws.