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July 15, 2017
some funny moments but ultimately weighed down by an unlikable lead character
July 12, 2017
Edgar Wright is a modern-day film visionary. He makes viewers think yet there is always something exciting, be it an action, dramatic, or a comedic sequence. Every frame in this movie requires a double take and maybe a conspiracy theory or two. Plus the banter taken between Simon Pegg and his old school buddies during an alien invasion on their way to the World's End is hilarious yet a lot to take in. But the references, the callbacks, and the moments of reflection in between make it all worth sitting through. The statement that this movie never misses a damn beat should not be taken lightly, especially when we're talking five drunken idiots saving the world.
July 10, 2017
The best movie of the corneto trilogy and one of the best movies of the year.
July 8, 2017
The final instalment of the Cornetto Trilogy is also the best. Talk about going out with a bang, holy moly. What's strange is that "The World's End" is sort of like a trilogy all on its own, as each of the three acts embody a different genre and almost feels like a follow-up story to the act to come before it. But the shifts never feel unnatural or out of place. Everything flows perfectly, and a big part of that is due to how well plot points are set up and foreshadowed. My only issue with the film is that occasional moments of action don't fully land, because of some obvious CGI and improperly synced sound effects (and one particular head butt where the contact between heads is just missed by a poorly timed cut), but none of these made too big of an impact on my overall experience. The cast is excellent, with Pegg and Frost as funny as ever, and not a single member of the core group feeling generic or underdeveloped. And the screenplay is expectedly witty, and Wright's visuals make any mundane actions feel exciting and any exciting actions feel even more so. This this the perfect film to end an excellent trilogy, and I wouldn't be surprised if three more Cornetto flavours were invented just to have more of these films made.
July 4, 2017
The finale to the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy tackles the science fiction genre after Shaun of the Dead tackled horror and Hot Fuzz tackled action films and even though the comedy is less parodical of the genre it is situated in like the previous films it replaces that with more in depth characters and comedy that is equally more grounded and overblown. It does this by making the interplay between the characters not only funny but emotional while having the action scenes not just entertaining but also funny in how it is slapstick and somewhat playful. The cast is also great, the script once again is excellent, the soundtrack/score is the best of the three, the action is solid and the editing is once again frenetic but not tiring.
July 1, 2017
The third and final film in the Cornetto trilogy is a funny, sad, and wonderful wrap to the one of the funniest series of movies ever made.
½ June 29, 2017
How many movies are they gonna freakin' make >:(
June 29, 2017
Wears out its welcome and then there's still another 45 minutes to go. Probably the most overrated movie of the year. I chuckled a few times and that was that. Dead air between the few laughs and uninteresting fight scenes drone on and on.
½ June 26, 2017
Another witty comedy from Pegg, Frost and Wright!
½ June 25, 2017
Worlds End is crazy, smart, and fun to start. The third act gets a bit too weird and lingers on comedic beats that could've been shorter, but still a solid addition to Wright's filmography.
½ May 21, 2017
Nothing like what I was hoping for, long, boring and terrible comedy. I threw this DVD in the bin immediately
May 10, 2017
entertaining, but a little out of this world
April 24, 2017
for the most part it was really funny, there were however, incredibly sad parts. the directing in this film was incredible.
April 8, 2017
It's too soon to say, but I think this is the most memorable of the trilogy. Slow in parts, too fast in others, ... but sure had a good time. A blast.
½ April 8, 2017
I enjoyed the fuck out of this
½ April 2, 2017
Bringing Edgar Wright's Cornetto trilogy to close, "The World's End" is furious, bloody good fun.
March 19, 2017
A perfect conclusion to the Cornetto Trilogy. The humour here is in equal parts broad as it is mature. Simon Pegg perfectly captures the British male's midlife crisis, which in turn is emphasised in its many facets by the supporting cast. Admittedly this film's fatalistic atmosphere may seem, in the first instance, as at odds with its two spiritual sequels. That said, this film is preoccupied with the dangerous and insidious nature of expectation. It is a masterpiece concerning nostalgia.
March 12, 2017
A lot of fun. Tons of laughs. Fun, drinking buddy movie.
½ March 8, 2017
Brilliantly raucous, deliriously dark and consistently hilarious, The World's End succeeds in all the same areas as Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, as well as many more. You'll be hard pushed to find a fault in the humour of the script and Edgar Wright is a contemporary comic genius, not to mention his ability to get the most out of his actors. The World's End has a great cast, lots of famous faces, and all of them will make you laugh at some point, whether it's the script, an idiosyncracy of a character or a quirk of the story. All in all, The World's End is solid British comedy, underlined by a biting parodic premise and ultra-realistic narrative. The third installment of the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy ends weirdly, but fans of Wright, Pegg and Frost, along with Cornetto novices, will find themselves suitably (mightily) entertained.
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