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The World's End - Film Review

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Published August 6th 2013
Shaun of the Dead taught us in the event of a zombie invasion your best bet is to make your way to the local pub and wait it out drinking beers and eating toasted sandwiches made on the Breville out back.

Hot Fuzz taught us not all 'police-man-officers' have fired their guns in the air and gone 'ahhh'.

The World's End

The boys who brought us these hilarious movies are back in the long awaited final movie in the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy (also known as the Cornetto Trilogy) entitled 'The World's End'.

This movie is exactly what I expected. A lot of over the top gore, impossible situations and terrible yet hilarious jokes that make you cringe just a little.

I will admit Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are my favourite movies and therefore I had high expectations for The World's End; I was not disappointed.

Gary King (Simon Pegg) was the 'king' of Newton Haven, the small town he and a group of friends grew up in (or at least believes he was).

On their final day of school, the group including Martin Freeman and Nick Frost, embarked on a challenge to complete the 'Golden Mile'; a series of twelve pubs in town.

As nights out drinking have a habit of doing, this night didn't turn out the way Gary had planned and the friends didn't complete the Golden Mile.

Years later, all friends in the group have moved on except Gary. Stuck in the past, down on his luck and desperate to live the life he once had, Gary reunites the group of reluctant friends to attempt the Golden Mile again.

In the usual style of these movies, the group encounter more than they planned and find themselves fighting for their lives against killer robots, all while trying to finish what they started; reaching the final pub on the Golden Mile, The World's End.

For fans of the movies, The World's End lives up to the franchise's name and gives viewers the cheap thrills, crazy but loveable characters and the insane, impossible scenes you sit there thinking 'what?!?' but can't help watching. If you're a fan of Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright (co-writer with Simon Pegg), you'll recognise many familiar faces from previous movies.

So if the other two movies have such deep and meaningful messages, what's this one you ask? I think you will need to go and find out for yourself.

In the meantime if you're early for the movie and your friend asks you what you want to do, just remember the phrase 'Pub?' And if you get lost on the way there - improvise; haven't you ever taken a short cut?
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Why? The boys are back in the third installment of the Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy
Where: At a cinema near you
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