The World's End
‘The World's End’ - the film we have all been waiting for… The reunion of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright, and boy, it really is a joy to have them back together on the big screen.
Since the days of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, which has now become a cult classic, we have loved watching these guys for their ability to provide endless entertainment and ‘The World's End’ is no exception. It is a fitting last instalment of the 'Cornetto Trilogy', a film you will want to watch again and again (perhaps with a pint? It is thirsty work after all…)
This film follows Gary King (Simon Pegg) in a mission to re-unite his old school friends, to finish off what they started but failed to complete - The Golden Mile. 12 pubs. 12 pints. From The First Post to The World's End.
We all have that one night out that we look back upon with fond memories, but is it really a good idea to try and re-create it? Gary seems to think so; a man still trapped in his youth, trying desperately to feel that same feeling he had on that night out, 20 odd years ago.
After King's valiant efforts, we soon see the old gang back together again: Andrew (Nick Frost), Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman) and Peter (Eddie Marsan), now called 'The Five Musketeers'. And so begins the biggest and greatest pub-crawl of Newton Haven. But will it all go to plan? Will they finally reach The World's End?
This film was mainly shot in Letchworth Garden City and Welwyn Garden City, which makes us Hertfordshire lot beam with pride - it really is amazing and a real honour for our towns to be in such a massive film (although it may be a bit scary going out at night from now on…). If you can, I would urge anyone to see ‘The World's End’ at The Broadway Cinema in Letchworth for the best experience - not only can you visit the streets that have now been made famous, the cinema is actually one of the pubs - The Mermaid!
We all associate Pegg and Frost with fantastic comedy moments, and there are plenty in this film. However, we are also shown their full potential - going beyond the comedy, showing raw emotion and the real bond of friendship.
‘The World's End’ is an exciting, fun, action packed film; everything you would expect from Pegg and Frost. Definitely a must see. Wait for this to come out on DVD at your peril - get the real experience at the cinema now!