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20 years after 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 at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries.
Comedy Sci-Fi - Like the previous collaborations between director/co-writer Edgar
Wright, actor/co-writer Simon Pegg, and co-star Nick Frost, this is a
cult-appeal comedy with a lot of genre elements, in this case science
fiction thriller/action. This is a film with largely male appeal.
Frequent language, alcohol, and violence make the film inappropriate
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 59 moviegoers:
TEENS:Just over half the males loved "The World's End." Of the remaining reviews, half indicated that they enjoyed it very much and half rated it average. All five of the ladies either loved it or enjoyed it very much.
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Nearly two-thirds of the males loved it. The remaining third rated it just average. Two of the four ladies loved it with another one indicating she enjoyed it very much. The fourth lady rated it below average.
ADULTS:The male and female reviews are very similar, They are somewhat mixed, just like the critic reviews. Most enjoyed "The World's End" very much, with quite a few loving it, but a significant percentage only rated it good/average, which is a bit disappointing but not bad. No one truly disliked "The World's End" so chances are high that you will enjoy it, at least to some degree.
The tale of The World's End begins on June 22nd, 1990. In their suburban U.K. town of Newton Haven, five boys in the prime of their teenage youth celebrate the end of school by attempting an epic pub crawl together. Despite their enthusiasm and the downing of a slew of pints of beer, they fall short of seeing their quest through, to the last pub on their list, The World's End.
Twenty-odd years later, "the five musketeers" have each left their hometown and are now husbands, fathers, men with careers -- with the flashing-red-light exception of their voluble onetime ringleader, Gary King (Simon Pegg), who is now a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens. The irrepressible Gary, keenly aware of his estrangement from his onetime closest friend Andy (Nick Frost), becomes hellbent on trying "The Golden Mile" drinking marathon again. He convinces Andy, Steven (Paddy Considine), Oliver (Martin Freeman), and Peter (Eddie Marsan) to stage an encore, and one Friday afternoon they are all reunited. Gary is in his element: the mandate is one night, five guys, twelve pubs -- imbibing at least one pint apiece at each establishment. Arriving in Newton Haven, they re-encounter Oliver's sister Sam (Rosamund Pike), for whom Gary and Steven each still carry a torch.
As the gang attempts along the way to reconcile their past and present, an increasingly insane and dangerous series of encounters with old haunts and acquaintances makes them realize that the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries...