12 Pubs: THE WORLD'S END (Let's Boo Boo)

Friday, August 23, 2013

There are so many themes which should be explored in this post: lost youth, failure, the nature of the human race and the bonds of friendship.  But I'm spent. I've written and edited a lot this week and I'm really trying to focus on getting appropriate sponsors to advertise on the site! (See advertisement below post).  Check out Tinsel & Tine's Rate Sheet and Google Analytics, if you are or know someone looking to get great exposure on a quality blog, please pass the links along :) Just think of it as my ticket to Tribeca & Sundance in 2014!

The World's End reunites Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, although neither of these movies have anything to do with The World's End or each other, except the creators are the same team of British Loonies. Wright also wrote and directed Scott Pilgrim vs. the World - And here's the thing, I haven't seen ANY of those movies and I think I've been missing out on some brilliant comedy, cause The World's End is one of the best buddy/sci-fi action/apocalyptic comedies ever!!!

Simon Pegg plays Gary King, a useless kinda guy who just never seemed to have amounted to anything in life, despite a promising start as one of the "cool kids" in high school.  He's an alcoholic and a liar, but all in all, not a bad chap.  While in rehab he recounts the best day of his life when he and four of his chums - Oliver (Martin Freeman) Steven (Paddy Considine), Peter (Eddie Marsan) and Andy (Nick Frost) attempted to Pub Crawl 12 drinking establishments: The First Post, The Old Familiar, The Famous Cock, The Cross Hands, The Good Companions, The Trusty Servant, The Two Headed Dog, The Mermaid, The Beehive, The Kings Head, The Hole in the Wall and THE WORLD'S END.

Gary seems to believe he can regain something of his life, his youth, his friendships and most importantly, have a freaking, awesome good time, if he can convince these guys to go back to their hometown to recreate, and this time finish "The Golden Mile"!  

I really liked Seth Rogan, James Franco and them in This is the End, (click for T&T post) but The World's End is smarter funny; particularly Pegg's fast-paced articulation, despite being constantly inebriated.  And the scene with these guys fighting "The Robots" in the mens room, rivals the hotel fight scene in Ted and comes close to being as funny as the hotel fight scene in Borat.

I've lost count of how many apocalyptic themed movies I've seen this year so far, but one thing's for certain, if Wright and the boy's take on "The End Time" does as well in the box office as it should, then we can expect a slew more. I'm sure you've heard this before, but Gary King is a pretty dark character for Simon, but I definitely found myself relating to him way too much. I still wear black T-shirts and find myself living in the past.

Wright: I do, too. I think in a way when people say, "Oh, do you know somebody like Gary King?" we say, "Yeah, we do, but I think also in our darkest recesses there are bits of him inside us." I think when you write films, you actually try to be a better man than you are in reality so there's elements of all the characters. I think Andy, Nick's character, becomes the moral compass and is mad at his friend and desperately wants an apology, but also at the end of it, he also wants to help and save his friend. I think in all of the films, even "Scott Pilgrim," there are elements where the characters have flaws, it's usually yourself as a writer, trying to work out imperfections in yourself. I always thought that "Shaun of the Dead" was a long apology to an ex-girlfriend for being a lazy boyfriend and I think in a way, this is quite therapeutic for me and Simon because we get to deal with some of our hidden demons within a sci-fi comedy. -Edward Douglas  READ MORE

Food in Film: Too bad I only just found out about Cornettos. Otherwise I would have tried to get them to sponsor the post.

So what's a Cornetto?  

Here's the Wiki: Each film in the Edgar Wright trilogy is connected to a Cornetto ice cream, featuring scenes in which one of the main characters purchases a Cornetto of the appropriate flavor. "Shaun of the Dead" features a red strawberry flavored Cornetto, which signifies the film's bloody and gory elements, "Hot Fuzz" includes the blue original Cornetto, to signify the police element to the film, and "The World's End" features the green mint choc-chip flavor in a nod to aliens and science fiction.

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A crap movie like everything Adam Sandler has ever done should cost about $4.50.
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