Episode 272 – The World’s End (2013)

Our entry in our series “What’s So Funny?” this week is the third in the famous (or infamous) Cornetto Trilogy from Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, and Edgar Wright. Sadly, we’ve skipped right over “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz” (for now) but we’re focusing on this rather odd, surprisingly emotionally complex comedy. This film starts as a High-School-Friends-Reunited-in-Bittersweet-Circumstances story and then very suddenly veers into . . . well, let’s just say: some other sorts of stories. Featuring a stellar cast and sharp writing, this is still probably the most divisive of the Cornetto Trilogy: some folks loved it, some really didn’t. Give a listen and see what we thought. Barkeep! Two pints of bitter, over here! Mike, you want anything?

Poll question: What film has the best final or ending scene?

3 thoughts on “Episode 272 – The World’s End (2013)”

  1. So many great endings to choose from! Sunset Boulevard, the 1978 Invasion of the body snatchers, but true to form and to the consternation of everyone I find the end of Aguirre the Wrath of God perfect. Klaus Kinski is alone on a raft yelling at monkeys about how he is going to conquer South America and create a master race with his (now dead) daughter until the raft he is on turns a bend and he is never to be seen or heard again. The landscape swallows him.

    1. Of course you’d bring in that master of wackiness, Werner Herzog! Seriously, these are some groovy and penguinlicious answers, Vince!

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