The World's End (2013)
RJG Rating- 100
5 friends reunite to visit their hometown and complete a task they had left incomplete 23years back
Starring- Simon Pegg,Nick Frost,Paddy Considine,Martin Freeman,Eddie Marsan
Director- Edgar Wright
World's End is the finale of the Cornetto Trilogy ,of which the first two parts were Shaun Of the Dead & Hot Fuzz.To the uninformed ,the 3 movies arent about one continuous storyline but are 3 stand-alone movies.But all 3 are connected by a series of jokes and similarities.More than that they are about friendship.Simon Pegg & Nick Frost play the lead in all 3 movies.
Simon and Nick once again deliver brilliant chemistry and performances.This gives the movie a solid boost.Both of them have roles that are very different from their usual ones.Simon gets a total wacko role while Nick plays a serious character.Both are truly fantastic in comedy and can really hold the fort down with their dramatic scenes as well.Joining them are a backup of supporting actors, all of whom give strong performances.Be it Marin Freeman ,who plays a sort of similar character to the ones he usually plays , or be it Eddie Marsan and Paddy Considine who are comparatively lesser known actors.Both Eddie and Paddy do excellent and adds to the strong cast power rather than be just background actors.They all are given scenes to shine and they make full use of such moments.
The story for Worlds End is excellent.Its brimmed with wit and humour and contains loads of references to the other two movies of the series.The story has a strong core which is the reason why a wacky concept like World's End can run smoothly.Speaking of concept ,it also has a nice twist that will leave you thinking.World's End succeeds in presenting an alien invasion that has plenty of layers to it.The characters were very well developed and some might even remind you of your own friends.
While most movies would have ended at a particular point,World's End goes a bit beyond.Giving a small epilogue as well.All i all it was a perfect way to end such a tale!
Edgar Wright proves once again that hes a brilliant director!With Worlds End he wraps up his Cornetto trilogy with a fond farewell.With another tale of friendship in the midst of madness, Edgar pleases the fans of the series.From start to finish the movie was a fun ride thanks to the actors and the comedy.There wasnt a single dull moment in the movie.Edgar brings the best out of his cast and utilizes each and everyone to the max.
The dialogues were excellent.The end conversation between Gary King and the villain was simply amazing.Certainly a unique way to wrap things up.
Another fun part of the movie was the action scenes which were hilarious as well as fantastic.The camera captures the madness all too well!The music choices were apt and brings the audience into the late 80's world.The comedy was fresh and witty as well.
This year we had another movie sort of similar to Worlds End, and that was This is the End.If i had to compare the two, Worlds End beats the latter in every department!
Overall Worlds End is a brilliant comedy movie.A must watch with your close friends!
PS:My ranking of the Cornetto Trilogy
1-World's End (100)
2-Hot Fuzz (100)
3-Shaun of the Dead (90)