By Jeffrey Utley (Hendersonville, TN, United States)
This is the third installment of the unofficial trilogy starting with Shaun of the Dead, then Hot Fuzz, then The World’s End. I haven’t seen Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, so I went into this film with fresh eyes, and out of it wanting to see Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
How was the acting? The acting was very, very good in this film. Simon Pegg was great in it. From beginning to end he portrayed Gary King beautifully. Nick Frost did very well playing Andy Knightly. There were three other main characters in the film. They were Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marson. All three of them did well, too.
How was the writing? The writing in The World’s End was also very good. It had many comedic elements to it that brought many humorous moments. The screenplay was written so that there could be some good action sequences and many humorous moments. There were also aspects of the characters that caused them to do things with their type of reasoning behind it. That was good how character’s actions reflected on how the characters were built.
Did it have an interesting premise? Yes, the premise was interesting. The fact that there was something going on causing some characters to want to leave and some stay was very good. It was also done well through the directing and writing. There were also good characters. Some were sane, and some were crazy. Some were easy to relate to, and some were outrageous, but in a good way. The film mixed these characters together in it well. I also liked many of the events of the film other than the ending. The ending was a bit of a let-down to me. I can’t really say it’s bad, but it’s not good or mediocre either. It a somewhat over-the-top ending that I didn’t think belonged. I’ll say it was a little-below-average. The rest of the events, though, were surprising to me. I didn’t guess any of the plot points, and many aspects of the plot were good.
Was it entertaining or boring? Other than a few dull moments, this film was entertaining. The dull moments were around the middle of the film. There weren’t too many of them, but it would’ve been best if there weren’t any dull moments at all. The moments were supported by the fact that the scene had been lasting too long and was the same the whole time, the scene was exactly like the one before it, or the scene containing moments that were supposed to be intense, but were mostly boring. Another “problem” I have with film is that it could have been more enjoyable than it was. This film was enjoyable, but I didn’t love these things about it.
The good things in the film were not incredible. It could have been more funny, the humorous moments could have been funnier, the times where there were no action sequences or comedic moments could have had elements that made it very enjoyable, and had people get into those moments. The film did hold itself together until the dull moments and after the dull moments, though. The action sequences were thrilling, and the comedic elements stopped the scenes that would’ve been slow from being slow. The film was also able to sustain the substance and enjoyable elements due to the mixing of characters that differ from each other.
How was it overall? The World’s End had very good writing, very, very good acting, an interesting premise, good story, good characters, and for the most part was entertaining, but had a slightly bad ending, some dull moments, and could have been more enjoyable than it was. This film was overall really good and would be worth seeing in the theater. On the grading rating scale, I give it a B+.
Do I recommend this film? Yes, because this film was enjoyable for the most and I didn’t very many true flaws with it, I would recommend going to see The World’s End even at full ticket price.
Will I buy this film? No, because of the main fact that it could have been much more enjoyable than it was, and the flaws I had with it, I would not buy this film. I can’t see myself watching buying it and watching it again.