A group of friends reunite 20 years on to retrace the steps of an infamous pub crawl, what could possibly go wrong? The first 20 minutes I thought the British comedy duo of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were sitting atop an epic dud of a film – that’s what could go wrong. However, sharp plot twists ensued and they were back fighting some otherworldly forces with dead-pan British humor and loads of references back to Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead.
If you haven’t seen Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead, World’s End will not be nearly as funny, then again, you have to like the Pegg & Frost style of humor in the first place. However, this film places much more emphasis on what constitutes friendship, so it might have broader appeal.