After two huge successes in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, closing out the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy was never going to be an easy task for Edgar Wright. And though it comes with its fair share of shortcomings, especially in terms of the aforementioned films, The World's End is a fitting conclusion for the trilogy, as to be expected from someone as comedically consistent as Wright. Right in line with the trilogy, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost lead the pack in a story that ultimately uses an out-there premise to mask a rather touching story of friendship, as well as alcoholism and coming-of-age for this particular entry. Wright has this storytelling mechanic down pat, and while this is far and away the most chaotic and frantic of the three films, it never loses sight of the themes it sets out to portray. It's a story that takes some warming up to (Pegg's Gary King is largely unlikeable and really tests your patience), but when it finds its stride, it's a fun ride to the finish. Pegg and Frost share their familiar chemistry, a pairing that requires no further explanation, and their interactions with a colorful supporting cast, including Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Rosamund Pike, make for lots of fun dynamics. All in all, it's undeniably "Edgar Wright": ultra-stylized and fast talking in its sense of wit, but also with a sense of heart. It may be a step down from his previous works, but even so, Edgar Wright's the kind of director who can make a pretty great movie even on a slight off-day.