Comedy duo Nick Frost and Simon Pegg return to the big screens, alongside stars such as Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine and Eddie Marsan, for the final addition to their so-called “three cornetto” trilogy – the other films included in this triumvirate being 2007 police comedy Hot fuzz and 2004’s zombie genre parody Shaun of the Dead.
The film begins with a backstory, Gary King (Pegg) sits reminiscing about the days of his lost youth in an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, focusing largely around his old group’s legendary – albeit failed – pub crawl around his hometown of Newton Haven. Inspired by his memory and the foolhardy dream of completing the fabled golden mile, King sets out to get the band back together, so to speak. Some cunning deception and a few hits of 80’s nostalgia later, the group find themselves back in Newton Haven on the road to the pub crawl of their youth – if only to appease Gary’s absurd desires. However upon arriving in the town it quickly becomes evident that something is different. The question is though; have the boys changed since leaving or has something far more sinister happened to the town?
The World’s End – Sunday 10:00pm on E4