Sunday, 18 August 2013
Review : The World's End
World's End : One town, One Night, Five Guys, Twelve Pubs, 60 Pints... what could possibly go wrong?
Hello Film Lovers
Welcome to the latest update in Dr Film's reviews and recommendations. Today I'll be reviewing the new Simon Pegg and Nick Frost movie, directed by Edgar Wright. 'The World's End'. Which is a story about a group of friends who haven't seen each other in 20 years, who reunite to finish this famous pub crawl in their hometown of Newton haven. However as their night goes from mad, to crazy,whilst their out conquering 'The Golden Mile' there is also something very sinister happening, to which the five guys end up being involved in.
I will start my review of 'The World's End' off by saying, it is a very well executed film indeed. one I was looking forward to watching. I liked how the humour and the jokes, tye into what is a pretty dark story preemies. Because in the end 'The World's End' does exactly what is says on the tin, it demonstrates the destruction of the world and the after effects that that causes. So the way it was written and how it tyes into the dark conclusion at the end, that was very well done, which brings back to me saying that this is a really well executed piece of action drama with light indented humour as well, for me every joke in this film, was a winner.
So the film begins with a flash back sequence, The audience is treated to an over narrated voice over of Simon Pegg's character, talking about the events of the best night out, in question. We understand that this night out wasn't just any ordinary night out, that it's something that means a lot to Pegg's character - Pegg's character is of course being, a forty year old man, trapped in the late version of his teens. So in effect he decides, to get his friends back together to finish that very night off. starting at The First Post and ending at The World's End.
At first the guys don't agree to it, however having a change of heart decide to go with him. It is only when they arrive at Newton haven and start going from pub to pub. That things go from mad to absolutely bonkers. And I think that's what makes 'The World's End' so good. It's so off the wall, and so over the top in terms of what it has to offer, that viewer really goes with it.
Little do these guys from London, actually know that newton haven has been taken over by Androids, who's intention is to make the world a better place. These Androids are not slaves or servants of any kind, they're all part of one system who obey 'the network' which is voiced by Bill Nighy. And the only way the five lads can survive the night, is to make it all the way, to 'The World's End'.
Now I don't have much problems, with this film. I overall think it's very very good, but on the pretentious of being nit-picking, I do have to say that the sense of reality of what happens at the end of this story, is really quite disturbing, and I say that with 'Shaun of the Dead' as well, a lot of people die or have died in this story and the fact that system crashes and the world becomes a vast waste land, is actually quite upsetting. Especially as you follow the story, it's all good and happy and jokey to start off with, and then the film punches you in the face with a reality hit of 'oh my lord, the world's ended - this didn't end well at all.' So the sense of reality in the film, is not pleasant in the slightest.
Having said that, I thought that the effect of the destroyed world, looked really good. It gave off what it needed to, it was convincing, it was overall a good authentic effect.
Performance wise, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were both just incredible in this film, Pegg gives one of his best performances by a clear mile. The desperation of a man who is stuck in a bubble in contrast to Nick Frost's character at an older age, it is just incredible, the two actors give off such amazing energy throughout, I loved it.
Overall what did I think of 'The World's End' - fantastic film. Absolutely brilliant concepts, the plot works really well. You got comedy, you got action, you got science fiction and a hard hitting reality check, which all combine into one story.
I'll give this film, 8.5/10
1 Gold Star to Simon Pegg
1 Gold Star to Nick Frost
1 Gold Star to Edgar Wright
Thanks for reading this review.
NEXT TIME : I shall review 'Side Effects' starring Jude Law, Rooney Mara and Catherine Zeta Jones. I will post that review on Tuesday the 20th of August 2013.