I went and saw "The Worlds End" by Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright a week ago. It was amazing! I would give it 5 out of 5 stars. Not only did it live up to the previous films but also had this twist at the end that was sort of a cross between a Creepy "Mason Club" and "Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy". From the moment my boyfriend and I went into the theater we were taken back by the amount of trailers for Abstract films. We both looked at each other feeling almost high from the mash up of films with almost unbelievable actions. At one point Sean looked at me and asked "Did Ben Stiller really just jump through all those LIFE magazines?" I said jokingly "If he didn't, we need to check what they are pumping into the ventilation system."
As soon as the movie started, it felt very much like watching older films of friends from when they were younger. The narrative gave great descriptions of the characters and locations in this small town in England.
Once we got out of this nostalgic jump to the past, we are immediately drawn to the brilliant acting style of Simon Pegg as Gary King. Throughout the movie he acts almost like a modern, non-pirate version of Jack Sparrow. Which as a viewer kept the character Gary King as a separate entity from his put together friends. The actors surrounding Simon Pegg gave a fantastic dynamic to the outrageous and colorful character he portrayed. Martin Freeman is always a treat to watch, coming up subtle quirks to his characters that make them unique. It was a pleasure, for me, to be introduced to Paddy Considine who played the very dapper achitech who is perfect for the sweetheart of the film Rosamund Pike, who was as beautiful to look at as she was talented. Eddie Marsan, who has been in several films I've seen however in this he really shinned as a comedic nerd. It was fun to see Nick Frost in a working stiff role.
The special effects with the simple yet twisty script worked perfectly with the humor all these actors brought to the table. It seemed seamless as we watched yet completely insane! Which I am hoping was the goal. It almost had a "Bro Flick" mixed in with a body snatchers feel! Great combination since most films like "Grown Ups" ad "I Love you Man" take on very traditional avenues for the "Bro-mance" genre (NOTE: I did like both of these films!)
Overall, as an audience member I loved this film. It gave me everything I wanted: Comedy, Suspense, bonding, romance, action, adventure and had a bit of a Dr.Who feel ending.
As a filmaker, these are among the many types of films I want to make and I will continue watching anything Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost write for inspiration in the goal of building my company and strive to be in films as an actress like this one!
GREAT JOB! GREAT MOVIE! ACTION! ADVENTURE! BONDING! and BLANKS!
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