[CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS]
The final film in the Cornetto Trilogy came out this past summer in the form of "The World's End" starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and written by director Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg. The movies in the trilogy ("Shaun of the Dead" "Hot Fuzz" and "The World's End") are by no means sequels. They are written, directed, and starring most of the same people but the characters and events are completely unrelated. I can't say enough great things about this film and it is easily one of my favorite movies of all time. Here are 5 of the reasons why I love the "The World's End."
Transitions, dialogue, the blanks, the cast, tone (and tone shifts)
5) The Cast
- You can't talk about this movie without mentioning its amazing cast. Obviously the film's main characters are played by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Aside from them the movie is still packing some serious heat. FIrst of all it has Martin Freeman. What isn't he in? The hobbit, Sherlock, and all three films in the Cornetto trilogy. For the sake of time let's just say there are a bunch of other great actors who are all cast perfectly.
4) The Blanks
- The Blanks, as they are called in this film, are the bad guys. They are basically robots from space filled with blue stuff. They have replaced almost everyone in the main characters' home town of Newton Haven. DON'T ASK ME WHAT HAPPENS TO THE EMPTIES! What happens to the empties? I TOLD YOU NOT TO ASK ME THAT! They get mulched.
3) The Tone
- For a good while this movie is just a comedy. There is not action. There is no sci-fi. It really sets up to just be a heartfelt comedy. And then there were blanks. That's when it all changes. All of a sudden we have these huge action scenes and blue stuff shooting everywhere. From this description it might seem very abrupt but it is actually very well done because it harnesses the abruptness. The film takes another sharp turn at the very end but in case you haven't seen the film I won't ruin it for you.
2) The Dialogue
- Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright (who co-wrote the film) are know for great dialogue. The banter between the characters is so sharp and witty, especially those from Gary King (Pegg's character). They are funny and fast and I just love it so much.
1) The Transitions
- As a film student and filmmaker I just can't handle Edgar Wright's transitions. THEY ARE SO FREAKING GOOD! The scenes just flow so well together. Very often a person will walk across the screen and suddenly you are somewhere is. It must be witchcraft!!!!
So if you haven't seen "The World's End" go see it right now. Sit down and watch it! It is well worth your time.