>> Saturday, August 24, 2013
Greetings, fellow inebriates,
The World's End,and it is a journey that I highly recommend for soused cinephiles (and for anyone that enjoys smart comedy). I'll post a full review when this sudsy gem makes its way to blu-ray, but be assured that the team that gave us Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have served up another slice of fried gold.
If you only make one trip to the multiplex this year, The World's End is the movie to see. Edgar Wright is the best director working today with a scheduled release in 2013 (Most of the other directors in his league had releases in 2012). The writing is as sharp and witty as in the previous Wright/Pegg/Frost collaborations. The action set-pieces are expertly staged (Nick Frost hulking out and rampaging Sammo Hung-style is worth the price of admission alone). Best of all, The World's End is the most emotionally resonant and mature of the films in the Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy.
There have been a lot of substandard movie releases this summer. Expertly crafted entertainments deserve to be rewarded, so vote with your wallet for more quality productions like The World's End. I know I'll be returning for a second round.