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The World’s End won’t be a classic in the way that Shaun of the Dead was — not yet, at least.
That film was a hilarious and fresh surprise. A zombie film with something to say that slammed a full needle of adrenaline past the breast plate of an arrested genre.
Science fiction doesn’t need that kind of boost — not entirely, at least. Over the last few years, we’ve had to endure a lot of crap (with more on the way), but we’ve also been blessed with Attack the Block, Moon, Elysium, Looper, Children of Men, Sunshine, and a handful of others.
These are smart and bold films with something to say and The World’s End belongs on that list. It may even belong on the top of it, but in that it isn’t going to save a dying genre and in that we expected this brilliance, it won’t likely become the cultural icon that Shaun has become.
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The summer movie season is often flooded with sequels, threequels and prequels. And while usually those movies feature comic book heroes and iconic sci-fi super villians, one of the most anticipated flicks is Edgar Wright‘s The World’s End. The third and final film of the writer/director’s Three Flavor’s Cornetto Trilogy, following Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, this one finds Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan on a pub crawl so epic, it could mean the end of the world.
Six new character posters have been released, and as you’ll notice, each character is paired with a name from one of the pubs they’ll visit. Clever.
The World’s End releases stateside August 23rd!
Source: Bleeding Cool
I know I’ve said it before, but behind all the big superhero and sci-fi blockbusters releasing this summer, my number one pick for movie I most desperately need to see is The World’s End. The final chapter of Edgar Wright, Nick Frost, and Simon Pegg‘s Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy – Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comprising the first two slots – releases in the U.S. on August 23rd, which is an agonizing month after it releases in the U.K. on July 19th. Those limey bastards. First Iron Man 3, then Star Trek Into Darkness, now The World’s End!? How come they’re getting all the movies first!? I mean, sure, at least this one’s their movie, but way to rub salt in the wound by making us wait another month!
Believe me, you’ll feel my pain once you watch the full trailer.
In “The World’s End,” 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The flick also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. Again, releasing in August, how badly do you want to see it?
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright‘s third film, The World’s End has its first trailer out and it looks to be another comedic blending of two film genres. Their first two movies, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are both great late weekend night movies.
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.
The five Pub Crawling friends are played by Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and Eddie Marsan. Directed and co-written with Pegg by Wright, The World’s End opens August 23rd. You can check out the international teaser trailer below.
What did you think? Was it enough to get you into a theater seat?
In a year absolutely stacked with big movies – Iron Man 3, Star Trek Into Darkness, Man of Steel, The Wolverine – Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg‘s finale to their Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy may just be the one I’m most excited for. It’s a guarantee they’ll deliver, I’ve not doubt. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are two of my all time favorite movies so I’m dying to see how they’re going to top ‘em.
Below you’ll find a compilation trailer with snippets of almost every movie releasing this summer, and within this mess of clips there’s two very short peeks at The World’s End. Seriously, blink and you’ll miss it.
Bleeding Cool managed to grab two screen caps of those quick moments so you can get better look. They’re below the cut.
I’m eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost‘s Bloody Ice Cream, Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy and I have assume you are, too. If not, well, our friendship is going to be rocky at best. Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and I hope to include At World’s End in the future, are simply too important to me. These are movies I can watching any day, any time, in any kind of mood and will always laugh my ass, be thrilled, and come away valuing my friends and loved ones a little more.
All that being said, no pressure living up to the first two flicks, At World’s End. I’m sure you’ll be fine. Hell, you might even be better and the trilogy will go out with bang rather than a whimper. Kind of how I’m hoping the world ends in At World’s End.
Speaking with Empire magazine, which feature an exclusive look at At World’s End in their latest issue, Pegg implies bigger challenges for the characters, saying, “It’s a much bigger proposition than the other two films.” You can see Pegg below, our hero who initiates the pub crawl to end all pub crawls, seeming to face whatever is this bigger proposition. Above, sharing a pint are, left to right,
Bluetoothed estate agent Oliver (Martin Freeman), one-time-rocker-turned-architectural-consultant Steven (Paddy Considine), successful lawyer and King’s now-estranged bestie Andy (Nick Frost) and car dealer Peter (Eddie Marsan).
Click either image to embiggen.
Their epic crawl consists of 12 pubs ending with, you guessed, At World’s End. “When you’ve seen the film, you’ll be able to relate each pub name to what happens inside,” Pegg adds. With two of those pub names being the Two-Headed Dog and The Beehive, I cringe imagining what will befall them in those establishments.
At World’s End releases August 14th, which is much farther away than I like to think about.
UPDATE! A third image of Pegg has been released, check it out!
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