Year of Release: 2013
Director: Edgar Wright
Stars: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Eddie Marsan, Rosamund Pike, Reece Shearsmith, Bill Nighy, Pierce Brosnan, David Bradley
Genre: Action, Comedy
Score out of ten (whole numbers only): 7
Edgar Wright and his frequent collaborator, actor Simon Pegg, have smartly been deconstructing genres with their previous films. "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz" smartly mixed their original genres (horror and action respectively) and infused them with a sense of humor that makes them unique and unlike anything else. "The World's End" again uses this genre mix, this time with the "end of the world"/"alien invasion" concept, mixed with a comedy ensemble component that makes this film a riot to witness. The cast is uniformly good, with Simon Pegg making the best of his character's lunacy, whereas Nick Frost this time around gets the more serious, responsible part. The film ends up faltering a bit towards it's epilogue (which ultimately ends up being unnecessary), but it's nonetheless a fun film to watch.