FYI, this post has nothing to do with my unconventional and somewhat quirky crush on the super-duo, dream-team, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright. Oh, who am I kidding? It totally does. Admit it, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz changed the way we view comedic features. We don’t have to settle for silly farces with idiotic plot lines or the standard formulated romantic comedies anymore. We can demand better. With Pegg and Wright’s influence, satires can be smart and witty, silly and creative, grisly and heartfelt. They’ve singlehandedly altered our expectations regarding comedic films. Which is why the announcement of The World’s End came with such considerable amounts of excitement and despair. This will be the third and final chapter in the team’s starter series. Although, I doubt this will be the last adventure we’ll see from a Pegg and Wright coupling. It would be a shame if it were.
Unsurprisingly, The World’s End trailer offers up a mix of familiarity and welcomed, cool insanity. In this tale of friendship and potential apocalyptic destruction, five mates reunite to repeat a failed pub crawl. However, find the town that they grew-up in changed considerably – being overrun by aliens and all. Pegg’s usual sweet and determined character has been exchanged for a darker, bad boy personality. Fences still aren’t easily jumped over and there are still many pints left to drink. Martin Freeman and Nick Frost also make return appearances for the film. It looks like another potential underground hit, though I don’t know how we could have ever expected anything less.
The World’s End begins August 23, 2013. Will you be there?
What did you think of the trailer? Will you see the movie? What was your favorite line? Favorite scene? Are you a Wright and Pegg fan? Which of their films are your favorite? Tell me in the comments!