“The World’s End”
Well, well, well what do we have here? Could this be my inaugural film post on the Dungeon Crawlers Blog? If you said yes, you would be correct you may now have a cookie. I thought long and hard about what I wanted my first post to be, the guys here at DCR have been so great to me that I knew I needed to really come up with a flick that would be epic, and loved by all. A movie that the entirety of geekdom could embrace, one that screamed “Look at me, I’m AWESOME!” Luckily for me, and by me I mean you, I was able to catch a showing of the The World’s End last night, and let me tell you what. It was great, it had everything that we’ve come to expect from a Wright/Pegg script with Wright’s direction.
I’m going to try something different with this review and will be breaking it up into three distinct parts; the three that I feel best encompass the film. I’ll do my best to leave out all spoilers, not because I’m worried you might hate me but because I know my friends will hate me and I’ll never hear the end of it.
The three main points as seen by Ben:
They might not make sense to you now, but this is my review and I can get away with pretty much anything I want here so “ha!” So when I say “comedy” what I am referring to are the laughs, and when we think about who is behind this movie we are expecting big ones. The “action” is pretty self-explanatory, Edgar Wright more than proved that he could film an action flick with Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim vs The World and he didn’t slouch here either. Now when we get to “heart” I’m more talking about how the movie affected me, how I felt during and after. All decent films have one thing in common, they all made you feel something, whether it was good or bad that doesn’t matter. And the really good ones have you talking about it for hours afterwards. Being a millennium has its perks one of which is the Facebook Group Chat feature, I’ve been involved in a chat that is going on about 12000+ individual messages completely dedicated to this great art and this where I am able to discuss the truly great movies, well there and now here.
The World’s End is funny; there is no other way to put it. You can tell the actors had a great time making it, and why wouldn’t they? The majority have been great friends for years popping up in each other’s projects time and time again. And I’m okay with that because it works, they have chemistry and that’s what counts. In the movie you’ll see that in bunches, Pegg’s “Gary King” character is great, and it’s even better to see him in a silly role again, one that he got to just have fun with. Frost had a chance to play against type instead of the lovable buffoon he got a chance to be the straight-laced everyman and it worked beautifully. I approve whole-heartedly.
Action: Were you as impressed with the fights in Scott Pilgrim as I was? Then you’re gonna love this one, the fights were well choreographed, and fun to watch. Which is all you can really ask for in a movie like this. Nick Frost does shine in his role, and is worth a viewing just watch him kick some ass. Go see it now, actually you should probably stop reading here and go see it now. Just bookmark this page, hop in the car, head to over to your theater of choice (we all have one), walk in and politely ask the theater attendant which theater you’re in, and then promptly sprint to your seat. All settled? Good, we’ll talk soon.
Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting… Waiting…
There now don’t you feel better? You’ve seen the movie, you understand the hype and you’re excited to finish this article. From here we’re going to talk about “heart.” You saw it; you know what I’m talking about. At its center the movie is about friendship and growing old, Ideas that we can all relate to ones that a lot of us are still worried about. I don’t want to get too much into this section because I would rather you see it for yourself.