The third installment of director Edgar Wright’s trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) and “Hot Fuzz” (2007). In “The World’s End,” 20 years crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again.
The film was released to wide critical acclaim, and currently holds a 94% “fresh” rating on aggregate review site Rotten Tomatoes, based on 72 reviews. The sites consensus reads: “Enticingly madcap and surprisingly heartfelt, Edgar Wright’s apocalypse comedy The World’s End benefits from typically hilarious performances by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and a plethora of fine supporting players.”
The film holds a Metacritic score of 83 out of 100, based on 16 reviews, signifying “universal acclaim.”
Mark Dinning of Empire Magazine gave the film 4 stars out of 5, writing: “Bravely refusing to rigidly adhere to a formula that has been so successful, Wright, Pegg and Frost’s Cornetto Trilogy closer has tonal shifts you won’t expect, but the same beating heart you’ve been craving.” Henry Barnes of the Guardian gave the film 4 stars out of 5, writing: “With this final film they’ve slowed down a bit, grown up a lot. And saved the richest bite until last.
and after seeing The World’s End it’s enjoyable to read Trivia.