Is The Worlds End Worth Seeing?

Herner Klenthur

I am a huge Simon Pegg and Nick Frost fan so as soon as I returned from vacation today I rushed to theaters to check out The Worlds End. I knew it would either be an epic experience or a let down thanks to my brain over hyping the film and reflecting back on Shaun of the Dead.

The Worlds End is one of the few movies I have been truly waiting with anticipation to see and now its time to discuss is The Worlds End worth watching? The answer is a yes or a flat-out no depending on your personal tastes but The Worlds End unfortunately was not anywhere near as good as I had hoped.

The World’s End is a well produced movie that lacks heart and under delivers on the laughs of the earlier works of Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and the talented director/screenwriter Edgar Wright.

The Worlds End reunites two of my favorite character actors in the same roles they played in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz but this go around they are older wiser, and quite tragically a lot less interesting. This go around they have also reversed roles with Simon Pegg playing the laughable boozing loser and Nick Frost playing the more mature and balanced character which candidly might be part of the reason I found it so difficult to connect with their characters. 

The Worlds End is the story of two buddies played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost who re-unite with three other completely unnecessary characters to redo a pub crawl that they failed to complete as young adults. True to form the world comes crashing down around them as their last-ditch pub crawl turns into an alien invasion and a battle to save humanity and the world.

The World’s End is best described as a movie made for fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and leaves little for those who are not a fan of the bromance these two have had in their earlier films. The Worlds End has a few good solid laughs but otherwise the story lacks the charm and wit of the pair’s two earlier films and is a watered down taste of the incredible talent that Edgar Wright has as a writer and director.

Unlike Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, The Worlds End lacks the high pace action, tension, brutality and incredibly dark humor I have come to expect from the dynamic trio of Nick, Simon and Edgar. The World’s End is frankly a bit of a let down and although its worth a rental is absolutely not worth the cost of going to a theater to see it in this humble horror bloggers view.

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