The World's End
Gary King (Simon Pegg) is an immature 40-year-old who's dying to take another stab at an epic pub-crawl that he last attempted 20 years earlier. He drags his reluctant buddies back to their hometown and sets out for a night of heavy drinking. As they make their way toward their ultimate destination -- the fabled World's End pub -- Gary and his friends attempt to reconcile the past and present. However, the real struggle is for the future when their journey turns into a battle for mankind.
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Runtime: 1 hr 49 min
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Made by the same team that created Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The World’s End is a bawdy, raucous romp that will probably prove too crude and unapproachable for ClearPlay audiences, even in the edited version. Still, if you have a deranged sense of humor, it is riotously funny, owing to the chemistry of the ensemble cast... See Full ReviewFebruary 26th, 2014 · Details
As a funny, bittersweet look at some of the disappointments of middle age, the film is effective, even brilliant. But when it begins to throw in apocalyptic special effects, loads of tiresome sci-fi violence and an odd mixture of horror and comedy, it induces more hangover than inspiration... See Full ReviewSeptember 3rd, 2013 · Details
Occasionally coarse but never vulgar, it's the rare film with a thesis. Plus, there are all these cool robots and an apocalyptic theme. The five main characters may be schlubs, but they can -- by-gosh -- save humanity from a cosmic threat when they have to... See Full ReviewAugust 29th, 2013 · Details
The World's End isn't all drunken humor and bar fights. Wright and Pegg have delivered a film that's touching and sweet, without being overly so of either element. They also dish out film references - some subtle, others overt - as they did with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and in fact there's so much going on it's absolutely necessary to sit through multiple screenings... See Full Review
THE WORLDS END has some very funny moments and the interaction between the comrades is very well written. The wild story, with its self-aware ridiculousness tries hard to give the movie a dose of emotion, but Gary‚Äôs charmless attitude always defeats any deeper themes. The tone of the movie is lighthearted, and the climax successfully amps up suspense, but not enough for the audience to truly care about the characters... See Full Review