Saturday, August 31 2013, 03:00 PM MDT
Movie Review: The World's End
4 out of 5 Stars
Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman
Genre: Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Recommended To: Those looking for an incredibly funny film with a few aliens thrown in for good measure.
Synopsis: Twenty years ago a group of friends set out on a pub crawl. They never finished it. Twenty years later the group gets back together in an attempt to finish what they’ve started.
Review: I’ve always had a soft spot for British humor and director Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) and actors Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) and Nick Frost (Attack the Block) have been involved in a number of my favorite films from the past decade including the trio’s classic zombie comedy Shaun of the Dead. So I’ve been looking forward to this film for quite some time and thankfully I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. The World’s End isn’t quite on par with Shaun of the Dead, but it does manage to combine a tongue-and-cheek love for England in the early ’90s (particularly the music) and a fitting tribute to the campy alien invasion films that pre-dated the sci-fi blockbusters audiences are now accustomed to.
-Ryan Michael Painter