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Review of "THE WORLD'S END"
By Jayne Waterford
It's a work of genius.
Copyrighted ©: Jayne "Rosamund Pyke Fan" Waterford, 2013. Written 21st November 2013. First published 21st November 2013.
REVIEW: "THE WORLD'S END" by Jayne Waterford

Our production team opens with a technique. What am I going to call this technique? It's probably already got a name. It's like Gore Verbinski's "THE LONE RANGER" (2013) that started off deadly dull and turned into some extraordinary moments. Filmmakers often create a place for the humour to come from. And all of those other American films that begin by upsetting us so the joy of the dizzy heights of happiness is realised more fully. How do I phrase that succinctly?

In Edgar Wright's "THE WORLD'S END" (2013) we start off by being bored. There's a dreadful ten minutes or more of school life, when Gary King (Simon Pegg) was god and life was as good as it gets in their 15 year old opinion. And I suppose that's the point. It's boring. But did I really need to appreciate that point? Well yes otherwise, apparently I wouldn't have laughed so hard for the rest of the film.

But don't get your knickers in a knot and sit there regretting you bought the ticket, or DVD. This film becomes a master work of comedy. How do I know? Laughter ricochets around the theatre like machine gun fire, everyone laughing when they are compelled to, at different things.

My favourite moment was one of comic timing when Nick Frost turns around and puts his fist through a door in an effort to open it. Nick Frost is a genius isn't he.

Our adventure is master minded by Simon Pegg's too-cool-for-school group leader who peeked in high school and his friends, who still have genuine affection for Gary are talked into completing the pub crawl that defeated them in their early years. The alien invasion is genuinely stupid.

I'm docking you a point for putting me through the beginning. That was cruel and unusual. 9/10

Copyrighted ©: Jayne "Rosamund Pyke Fan" Waterford, 2013.

Edgar Wright's "THE WORLD'S END" (2013)
Prepared to get annihilated.
Release Date 1st August 2013
Category Comedy on a Grand Scale
Running Time 109 minutes (1 hour, 49 minutes)
Rating MA15+
Director Edgar Wright
Stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost

Official Blurb "20 years after an attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of
them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped a the cigarette end of his teens, who drags is reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub - The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realise the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries." - UNIVERSAL PICTURES INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALASIA (NBC Universal) PR
Australian Premiere :)