Last Monday Ispent 11 hours in the Metreon watching the ENTIRE three Cornettos trilogy and seeing a Q & A with director Edgar Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. A giant thanks to Midnight for Maniacs for making me unreasonably happy all week. I had been feeling bitter about not going to comic con but the reality is that if waiting 5+ hours didn’t get you into the Worlds End panel I probably would never had made it in. Watching the trilogy on the big screen with theater sound you notice many more details and it’s fun to be surrounded by a couple of hundred people who when you mention the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy won’t look at you like you’ve grown another head.
The World’s End is a fitting close to the trilogy, following a group of friends on a quest to finish a pub crawl attempted and abandoned 20 years ago. The trek back their hometown Newton Haven (I keep wanting to type Royston Vasey but that is different) is organized by Gary King, the former coolest guy in school who is still wearing his trench coat and Sisters of Mercy shirt. The friends, Nick Frost as Andrew, Eddie Marsan as Peter, Paddy Considine as Steven, Martin Freeman as Oliver and Rosamunde Pike as Sam, Oliver’s sister, most of whom haven’t seen Gary in years seem to be much more together and successful than him. Even as all manner of things go wrong over the course of the night Gary stubbornly sticks to his quest. It’s hard for me to do a non-spoilerly review but while it’s tremendously funny still the World’s End is a bit more serious and bittersweet than the other two Cornetto films. The movie music takes me back to high school but is used in a way that keeps you from getting too sentimental about it.
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THE IMPORTANT STUFF
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UPDATE: Regal Cinema is showing the trilogy on August 22nd. Tickets are $20 and go on sale August 9th. Info here.
UPDATE: AMC is now also showing the trilogy on August 22nd. Tickets are $20 and on sale now.
UPDATE: full list of chains here now includes cinemark and Alamo Drafthouse!
The World’s End comes out August 23rd. Take your friends and family! Opening weekend box office numbers are apparently the most important so buy tickets even if you can’t go.