Friday, August 23, 2013
The World's End Review - 2½ Stars
The great team of Nick Frost and Simon Pegg reunite for another outrageous genre bending comedy. In this one, Pegg reunited his best pals from high school for a home town pub crawl. Pegg gets some manic at times he wears you out, but most of the time his jabbering includes lines so hilarious you can laugh at them hours later. As the boys begin to down a pint at one of several hometown pubs, they realize something has changed in their home town and it has to do with the very boring residents who turn out to be robots sent here for reasons too hilarious to disclose. Rosamund Pike has a delightful turn as a former girlfriend and possibly the most mature of the old gang. Their pub crawl leads to a outrageous encounter that ends even more outrageously. I think Frost and Pegg have had it with end of the world movies and this comedy may help that genre disappear for a while. Does it deliver what it promises? Manic comedy about drinking and the end of the world. Is it entertaining? Sometimes too manic but often very funny. Is it worth the price of admission? Great to see something different at summer’s end.