I don’t even know where to start. We finally have the first U.S. trailer for Edgar Wright’s finale to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End, and it looks fantastic. How many trilogies are there out in cinemaland that fail to cohere and work as a unit? Not counting his other work, Wright has put together three films that are disparate in every way but actors and survival sensibilities.
Watching this trailer makes me ponder what life would have been like if Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost were 1980s film powerhouses. I’m guessing for The World’s End everything would be the same except for the pop culture references. These guys just have whatever “it” is when it comes to timeless chemistry. Then you add in Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman, Mark Heap, and Eddie Marsan, and you’ve got a line-up that rivals any ensemble film coming out this year. I hope.
Blinded by fandom? Perhaps I am, but even if I had just crawled out from under a rock and never heard of these guys before, I’d still instantly appreciate a bar fight that includes stool-fisted punches and paint. Wright’s signature directorial style can instantly attach itself to a film fan of any kind, as its kinetic energy is less flashy than it is just plain exciting to watch.
Five guys. 12 pubs. 50 pints..er..60 pints. It’s an unfinished challenge of youth that this comedy team tries to complete one last time. Of course, that’s when alien robots take over everything, those glowy-eyed twats. This trailer has pintloads more footage than the international trailer, though some of it stays the same. Who’s this little guy?
Oh, it’s just an alien robot or something, that’s all. It’s got the same kind of glowing eyes — albeit in a different number and shape and functionality — as all the transformed citizens. And they all want to touch people on the head, which creeps me out more than the eye thing. Don’t touch my head, dude.
If you absolutely have to watch a movie this year that doesn’t end in a bar, then I guess you can waste your time on everything else coming out. But know that August is the month that counts, as The World’s End will be released on August 23.
Just know that if you order a water, I’m going to put my finger in it.