Review: The World’s End

Review 2013 by RD Clark

Title

The World’s End

Written by: Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Starring:

Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley

Rated R
Running time: 109 mins

An aging reprobate decides to get his school buddies back together to finish a bar crawl they started twenty years ago. “Twelve pubs, twelve pints!” They return to their home town and begin well enough — until they realize the locals are not what they used to be.

I dunno. This had its moments, some hilarity, some thrills, but it never seemed to know what direction it wanted to take, meandering from some low-brow comedy to dramatic interludes to action sequences, seemingly randomly. It was entertaining enough, but not all that engaging.

I would recommend this as a solid matinee movie. There is some harsh language, but nothing your kids haven’t heard before; they would probably like it. No post credit scenes, so you are clear to leave when they roll.

Flytrap rating: 6.5/10

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