Just like my favourite Cornetto flavour has three delicious sections (the ice cream, the chocolate, and the peanuts), a trio of comedic geniuses came together for a trilogy of hilarity. Also known as the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy, this series ends with the wonderful The World’s End.
Childhood friends are brought together by the one member who has refused to change or grow up an inch. He corrals them all into attempting the infamous golden mile – a 12-bar pub crawl in their hometown. Unbeknownst to them, their old stomping ground has been taken over by aliens who turn unresponsive civilians into robots.
The mates are played by a terrific ensemble cast comprised of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, and they all did a stellar job. This film will have you laughing in your seat and enjoying the moments in between as well.
Edgar Wright (director and co-writer), Pegg, Frost are actors I’ve loved since their TV series Spaced (and must note how pleased I was to see the landlady, Julia Deakin, as the innkeeper). From Sean of the Dead to Hot Fuzz and now The World’s End, you can see how the type and substance of the films grew up with the men. While all are fantastic, this last one has an assuredness and smoothness, fabulous timing, and heart.