Since exiting high school Gary King's life hasn't exactly gone as planned. Gary lives alone in a small apartment where he spends his days drinking his life away. In an effort to return to his glory days, Gary ropes his four best friends from high school into accompanying him back to New Haven, in an effort to once and for all conquer the Golden Mile - 12 pubs/12 pints. On their arrival in New Haven things just don't seem normal as the men soon discover the town they grew up in has been invaded by aliens. Edgar Wright's The Worlds End is another solid comedy/drama following in the vein of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in delivering a clever take on the tropes of a popular genre. The Worlds End is essentially a parody of Invasion of the Body Snatchers using these tropes to create a clever comedic experience . Like the other films, Worlds End does a great job of touching on some weighty dramatic topics, like alcoholism, while never losing its comedic edge. The action is very well shot and the stakes of this story are definitely felt but the film never forgets its characters are drunk throughout the nights events which leads to a lot of great comedy. In the end, if you like the other the films from the Pegg/Wright/Frost pairing there is no reason you wont enjoy The Worlds End, another smart comedic parody that still manages to touch on some surprisingly poignant drama.7.5/10
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