L. Frank Baum wrote, ‘There’s no place like home.’ Thomas Wolfe coined the expression, ‘You can’t go home again.’ Oddly enough both expressions apply to the final film in Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours: Cornetto Trilogy – possibly the best of the summer blockbusters and a pure delight to encounter as summer tentpoles get more and more ridiculous.
Ok, who doesn’t love the film team of Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost? Their past team ups have lead to sublime comedy classics like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Their latest The World’s End, while not as funny as their previous efforts, this one is probably their most confident and well-conceived film yet. It pays to watch this film a couple of times as there are a lot of nice little Easter eggs and foreshadowing.
It is always cool when people you admire live up to their reputations and are exactly how you imagine them would be. Ok, I met Simon Pegg before, so he wasn’t much of a surprise but having all three – Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright together in a room for 20 minutes was pretty awesome. Although I was disappointed to find out that they have matured and don’t even drink! Egads! The trio have returned to the big screen with the The World’s End. This will complete their Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now The World’s End). We talked a bit about my love of Sharknado, techniques for Ugly Fighting, which character from their films would most survive a real life disaster, their real life drinking habits and more! Parts 1 and 2 of this interview are after the break!
Edgar Wright’s The World’s End might the final entry in the so-called Cornetto Trilogy, but there’s a lot more than that going on in it. Wright and stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost talk about some of the movie’s themes in a new featurette, Not What It Used To Be (as in ‘The future…’).
Check it out after the jump. The World’s End premieres on August 23rd.
Yes, it’s true – The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy will be complete with the August 23rd launch of The World’s End. Explore the themes of the trilogy in the featurette above and then follow the jump to get some of the cast’s insights into how director Edgar Wright (whose next project with be Marvel’s Ant-Man – at long bloody last!) works.
The final chapter of the loose trilogy formed with Sean of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is nigh! Edgar Wright’s The World’s End takes the concept of consequences of the pub crawl way beyond a mere hangover as his five protagonists return to their hometown to complete the epic crawl they failed to finish year before – to fond that their hometown isn’t quite as they remembered it.
Check out the American trailer after the jump.
Five guys, twelve pubs, sixty pints – only things have changed on the Golden Mile…
From the writing team of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) comes The World’s End – five guys trying to finish an epic pub crawl that they totally failed to complete years before. Only, when they go home again, something has changed – and it’s not them! Check out the international trailer after the jump. The World’s End opens on August 23rd.