The World’s End (2013)

The Worlds End 1If you are like me and fell in love with the buddy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Shaun of the Dead, when you heard about this flick you wanted to see it.  The question was — just what kind of movie was this?  The previews pretty much only showed Simon, Nick and a few other guys going on a bar crawl and then encountering something very odd and creepy.  Well, if you took that from the previews you got it right.

Without giving too much away, Pegg plays Gary, a childhood friend of a gang of guys, one of which is Andy (Frost), who get together after being childhood BFF’s and find out how very different they have become since becoming adults and growing apart.  Their goal is to finish a pub crawl at “The World’s End” — the final pub of a “one pint a bar” visit in a total of 12 in the crawl.  And where they are all standing tall in an effort to redeem themselves after their first attempt as youngsters ended like most bar/pub crawls do — with lots of alcoholic happiness and lots of vomit.  Personally, I think twelve pints in one night is for amateurs but to be fair, there were a few shots imbibed — albeit begrudgingly.   Anyway, don’t watch this film without at least a beer in your hand because you are sure to want one at about 10 seconds in.

Now on to the creepy factor, during our friends drunken foray, bad and odd things start to happen. To be honest, it’s sort of a “Stepford Wives” only with blue blood and drunks kicking their ass kind of thing.  But really there is more to this film than that:  it’s a buddy film at its core.  The point of this film tell us that yes, you are my friend and I love you, and you are a total shithead, but when the End of the World comes about, I want your shit ass beside me to face it.  Now that’s what I call friendship.

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