Rent The World's End (2013)

3.2 of 5 from 843 ratings
1h 39min
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Synopsis:
For Gary King (Simon Pegg) and Andy Knightley (Nick Frost) it was supposed to be the ultimate reunion - one night, five friends, twelve bars. A boozy quest to 'The World's End' pub on which only the strongest will survive. Having the time of their lives, they're ready to take on the world... but tonight they might just have to save it.
Actors:
, , , , Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine, , , , , , Richard Hadfield, Flora Slorach, Francesca Reidie, Charlotte Reidie, , , , ,
Directors:
Producers:
Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park
Voiced By:
Bill Nighy
Writers:
Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright
Studio:
Universal Pictures
Genres:
British Films, Comedy
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/11/2013
Run Time:
104 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Completing The Golden Mile: The Making of The World's End
  • Deleted Scene
  • Out-takes
  • Trailers
  • Commentary with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
  • VFX Breakdown
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trivia Track
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/11/2013
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Completing The Golden Mile: The Making of The World's End
  • Deleted Scene
  • Out-takes
  • Trailers
  • Commentary with Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg
  • VFX Breakdown
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trivia Track
  • Featurettes: Three Flavours Cornetto; Edgar Wright at Work; Friends Reunited; Pegg and Frost = Fried Gold
  • Alternate Edits
  • 2 Additional Feature-Length Commentaries
  • Animatics
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Stunt Tapes
  • Filing in the Blanks
  • Hair and Make-Up Tests
  • Rehearsal Footage
  • Signs and Omens
  • There's Only One Gary King - osymyso's Inibri-8 Megamix
BBFC:
Release Date:
09/09/2019
Run Time:
99 minutes
Languages:
Czech, English, French, German, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Subtitles:
Cantonese, Complex Mandarin, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Reviews (6) of The World's End

Very disappointing - The World's End review by RP

Spoiler Alert
02/01/2014

I'm disappointed. This is the third film in an unofficial trilogy, the two earlier films being 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz' which are both excellent, so I was hoping - indeed expecting - a really good film. But no, it's disappointing stuff.

The central character is Gary King (played by Simon Pegg) who is not only a dislikeable loud mouth who has failed to move on from his teens when a pub crawl was the highlight of his adolescent life, but also appears to be an alcoholic drug addict recovering from a failed suicide attempt. His contemporaries (played by the always excellent Eddie Marsan, one of my favourite actors Paddy Considine, Nick Frost and Martin Freeman) have become successful and middle class, while poor Gary is stuck in the past.

Gary manages to persuade them to join him in recreating an epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier when they were young and foolish, and now all feel foolish - except Gary, seemingly stuck in his adolescence. As they return to their old haunts something seems to have changed - is it them? or is it that, in a bizarre attempt at turning this embarrassing mess of a film into a sci-fi comedy, the inhabitants of their home town have been taken over by aliens and turned into blue-blooded robots? Cue much shedding of blue blood and the end of civilisation as we know it.

Nope, it's not funny, it's juvenile. If you can ignore the minor fact that 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' did it so much better some 60 years ago and that this film uses the boring town of Letchworth for its location shots (apologies if you come from Letchworth - but I have been there, and it is boring) then it is possible that you might find this mildly amusing rather than low quality drivel. The main problem is Simon Pegg's character (as I said, he's not very likeable) and a script that tries too hard to be too clever - and fails. There's also too much f-ing and blinding for my taste.

I really wanted to like this film, but it's not even amusing, never mind funny. 2/5 stars - very disappointing.

4 out of 4 members found this review helpful.

Appalling - The World's End review by GH

Spoiler Alert
10/02/2014

I had high hopes for this film, having enjoyed the first two in the trilogy, but this was truly dreadful. It's repetitious, boring and just not remotely funny.

0 out of 0 members found this review helpful.

Worth a watch but nothing to rave about - The World's End review by PW

Spoiler Alert
04/03/2015

The trouble we seem to have a law of diminishing returns:

Shaun of the dead - excellent

Hott Fuzz -good

The World's End - Ok

A shame as an excellent cast was assembled for this. I don't think this is bad film just not a good as its predecessors.

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Critic review

The World's End review by Alyse Garner - Cinema Paradiso

And finally, the Cornetto trilogy comes to an end, after nine years of horror homage’s coupled with a special brand of British comedy the team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have reunited for the third and final movie The World’s End.

Starring, as ever, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost World’s End fits snugly beside the zombie plagued Shaun of the Dead and the Wickerman-esque Hot Fuzz by presenting a wonderfully British setting alongside a traditional horror/science fiction movie monster and exploring how the two can come to some kind of amicable completion.

Set in a small village somewhere in England the film sees a number of grown men, including Simon Pegg’s Gary King and Frost’s Andrew Knightley, returning home to re-enact an infamous pub crawl that took place twenty years ago and lives on in their memories as one of the best night’s of their lives.

From even its earliest trailers the World’s End was seriously reminiscent of the 1950’s imagery of pod people; individuals inhabited by or replaced with alien life forces that resemble their original hosts. Complimenting a monster stereotype that has become synonymous with a lack of emotion the film juxtaposes the ‘possessed’ villagers of King’s home town with a past time that could not be more British: the pub crawl.

There isn’t really much else one needs to say about the story behind the World’s End, the action and comedy carry the narrative most of the way, however they are helped considerably by the film’s excellent cast. Filled to the brim with famous British faces Pegg and Frost find themselves working alongside the likes of Bill NIghy, Pierce Brosnan and Martin Freeman, all of whom, as you would expect, put in fantastic performances.

There is something a little bit downbeat about the film by it’s end however, a feeling of the looming end that emanates from the characters themselves; aware that their youth is behind them they seem to have come together for one last hurrah, and much like the film itself, mark the ending of an era. Fans of Pegg, Frost and writer/director Edgar Wright, have been waiting for the final, green Cornetto for many years now – yet there is an edge of sadness found in its arrival. For many Shaun of the Dead marked a special moment in British cinema history and with the trilogy now over one can’t help but wonder how long it will be before another British comedy even comes close to the startling heights of it’s ingenuity and character. For this film truly marks the end of the world as recognisable, both as a Brit and as a cinema goer, to an entire generation of geeks and misfits.

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