Having taken hilarious aim at two of the movie genres they loved in their youth – zombie horror in Shaun of the Dead and buddy-cop action in Hot Fuzz – director Edgar Wright and his co-writer/star Simon Pegg now train their sights on the subject of nostalgic obsession itself. In The World’s End, Pegg plays a man who’s stuck in the past, bogged down in yearning reminiscence, and who can’t seem to wriggle free. Wright says this is the last film in what will now stand as a trilogy. Kurt Loder thinks it’s a solid – and still hilarious – sign-off.
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