Simon Pegg and Nick Frost star in The World’s End as members of an old gang of friends getting back together to finish a hometown pub crawl they failed to complete 20 years earlier.
Pegg plays King, the group’s leader, a slightly disturbed man-child; Frost plays Andy, the group pessimist who is still recovering from a partying incident years before. They start drinking pints—only to discover that robots have overrun their old town. So in addition to completing the crawl, they must save the world.
This is the third film from Pegg and director Edgar Wright after Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, and it is a worthy conclusion to their “Cornetto” trilogy (named for a brand of ice cream that appears in all three films). It delivers a lot of laughs, great action and even a significant emotional punch.
It’s the second great apocalypse comedy of 2013; This Is the End is the other.
Special Features: This package is absolutely loaded with extra material, including three commentaries, long and enjoyable documentaries, lots of making-of shorts, and much more. Trust me: You get your money’s worth.