The World’s End Review

Blood and Ice Cream: With this film ends the trilogy of Edgar Wright’s parody films.

Blood and Ice Cream: the name of Edgar Wright’s trilogy of films over the last decade

At the tail end of the summer blockbuster craze there has seemed to be a lackluster finish to an otherwise great summer of movies. However, “The World’s End” proves be the great dessert that finishes off the summer of 2013.

Gary King (Simon Pegg) is middle aged man stuck in his teenage years looking to find some connection to his past. King decides to attempt an epic pub crawl with his four former best friends. Things change when the friends realize that the town has been replaced by robotic replicas in order to create a perfect town.

Though the premise seems like a slapped together Sci-fi “B” movie, the Edgar Wright picture proves to be a smart and witty parody of old alien and apocalypse movies. Following in suit of Wright’s other films “Shaun of the Dead” (2004), being a parody of zombie horror films, and “Hot Fuzz” (2007), a parody of buddy-cop films.

Like being a parody of Wright’s other films they also contained similar elements inside the films themselves. Simon Pegg plays the main character while Nick Frost, long time co-star, plays the supporting role. Other than actors, each film includes a bar fight, fence scene and Cornetto ice cream; therefore, the other name of the series is the Three Flavour Cornetto Trilogy.

While the films don’t keep the same characters from each film  like a traditional trilogy, “The World’s End” is a fitting finale to its predecessors “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”.

Grade: A-

By Drew Lipowicz

lipowicz.james@oakwoodschools.org

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