Now that I’ve Sobered Up…

Dec 16, 2014: I’ve had 507 days since publishing this pseudo-review to mull over The World’s End and I’ve finally pin-pointed the exact reason why the film failed for me: Complete lack of motive.

Why are the gang continuing with this stupid pub crawl in the middle of an alien attack? Why is Nick Frost’s character continuing to be with Simon Pegg’s asshole character? Why is this film just not clicking for me?

The World’s End lacked a killer idea. Browsing Netflix the other night I stumbled upon the very killer idea in another movie:

Grabbers

Genius! The gang must keep drinking to keep their blood-alcohol level high enough to not be detected by the aliens. The gang must stick together because there’s alien imposters everywhere.

Now I haven’t watched Grabbers mainly because I’ve got what I needed to make this a proper review. I’ll just pretend that the blood-alcohol detection is a key plot point explained by Nick Frost in the same way that I pretend Cloverfield is a prequel to Pacific Rim.

Finally. Resolution.

This film remains the worst of the Cornetto Trilogy.


 Time Gentlemen, Please.

Jul 27, 2013: Flashback to the gang’s legendary pub crawl in Newton Haven starting in the First Post and ending in the World’s End. Repetition establishes that this is an important event in the life of the Simon Pegg character. Simon Pegg character sets up goal to reunite old gang and repeat the pub crawl, culminating finally in the World’s End.

TITLE CARD: The World’s End

Simon Pegg character meets Eddie Marsan character who is a middle aged man in a business. Simon Pegg character repeats old story of the gang’s pub crawl and extends invitation to join the old gang’s attempt at repeating the legendary pub crawl. Eddie Marsan character asks about Nick Frost character. Eddie Marsan character reluctantly agrees to join.

Simon Pegg character meets Martin Freeman character who is a middle aged man in a business. Simon Pegg character repeats old story of the gang’s pub crawl and extends invitation to join the old gang’s attempt at repeating the legendary pub crawl. Martin Freeman character asks about Nick Frost character. Martin Freeman character reluctantly agrees to join.

Simon Pegg character meets Paddy Considine character who is a middle aged man in a business. Simon Pegg character repeats old story of the gang’s pub crawl and extends invitation to join the old gang’s attempt at repeating the legendary pub crawl. Paddy Considine character asks about Nick Frost character. Paddy Considine character  reluctantly agrees to join.

Simon Pegg character meets Nick Frost character who is a middle aged man in a business. Simon Pegg character repeats old story of the gang’s pub crawl and extends invitation to join the old gang’s attempt at repeating the legendary pub crawl. Nick Frost character asks about Nick Frost character’s past. Nick Frost character declines but later reluctantly agrees to join.

The old gang begin their legendary pub crawl. Jokes in pub. Drinks in pub. Move to next pub. Jokes in pub. Drinks in pub. Move to next pub.

Suggestion of sinister plot. Introduction of sinister plot through fight scene accompanied by driving music and onscreen visual effects. Jokes in pub. Drinks in pub. Move to next pub.

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