BY: SHANE NEWELL
Never before has a trilogy, well maybe “Star Wars,” come to such a satisfying conclusion. Directed by Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, “The World’s End” is easily the best comedy-drama of the summer. With its obscure references, wonderful sense of camaraderie and timeless message, “The World’s End” is a film that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. For those unfamiliar with Edgar Wright’s Cornetto trilogy, fear not. The last of the trilogy, arguably the best of the series, can be watched as a standalone. The tale of five old friends who re-visit their hometown to complete a pub crawl is the subject of this raucous comedy-action flick. Shocking and sentimental at nearly every moment, “The World’s End” possesses an unusual characteristic in film; heart.
Without divulging too much of the plot, the film is largely about the role friendship plays in shaping our lives. As it is told beautifully on-screen, “The World’s End” is about what makes us human.
All sentiments aside, “The World’s End” is one of the most brilliant comedies of its time. Combining the comedy and sci-fi genres makes for one hell-of-a-product. Go see this movie, it’s easily the most fun you’ll have all summer.