Alex Raphael

The World's End Review

As the old expression goes: No great drinking story ever began with, “So I was drinking a non-alcoholic beverage”.  So with the latest Wright/Pegg/Frost offering, The World’s End, taking that to a 12 pint extreme, we should be in for one heck of a hell-raising adventure.  And for the most part of this wild apocalyptic action comedy, we are.

The third of the supposed ‘Cornetto trilogy’ after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, finds us in familiar territory. A sleepy British countryside sort of town with a pub at the end of each road and a seemingly invisible evil lurking beneath the surface, this has the more mature tone of a trilogy being sewn up without forgetting the glorious kick-ass action.

It begins with Gary King (Simon Pegg), troubled and unhappy with life, but who lights up when remembering the manic days of being in Newhaven and doing pub…

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