'The World's End' is the third installment of director Edgar Wright's trilogy of comedies starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, following the successes 'Shaun of the Dead' (2004) and 'Hot Fuzz' (2007).
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End.
As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching 'The World's End' is the least of their worries because this motley group of friends are forced to accept the Herculean task of saving humankind from annihilation.
Did you know?
Each of the names of the 12 pubs featured in the movie foreshadow events that take place there. The first pub they visit is 'The First Post'; Basil, who is locally known for spouting crazy stories, is met in 'The Famous Cock'; they get into a fight at 'The Cross Hands'; the drug dealer Reverend Green is met in 'The Trusted Servant'; the bitchy twins are met in 'The Two-Headed Dog'; at 'The Mermaid', the characters are tempted to their downfall by beautiful women; at 'The King's Head', Gary King beats his head against a post; a car is driven through 'The Hole in the Wall', leaving a hole in the wall and the events that transpire at 'The World's End' lead to the end of the world. Read More