August 21, 2013 by rachelcmann
Before The World’s End comes out (soon right? I can’t wait!) I wanted to see the second in what’s become known as Edgar Wright‘s Cornetto trilogy. (1. Shaun of the Dead, 2. Hot Fuzz, 3. The World’s End) The three films have next to nothing to do with one another, but Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg and Nick Frost have talked about the little Easter Egg things they’ve ended up including as a thank you to the fans.
This movie is absurd. That’s the best word I can come up with and I don’t mean it in a negative way at all. I guess in a way I was expecting a sci-fi element (there isn’t one) so a part of my kept waiting for the payoff of something crazier than a relatively plausible human bad guy.
I enjoy the sense of humor that films from this team share, it’s very…non-threatening. They aren’t out to hurt anyone with their jokes and I don’t think that’s true of a lot of writing these days. Yes, they’re poking fun at some stereotypes in Hot Fuzz including but not limited to; small hamlets in the British countryside, police officers, nepotism, community watch groups and druids. It’s not mean-spirited though and I appreciate that.
I now feel more prepared to experience the epicness of The World’s End. I hope I haven’t set my expectations too high! Is there a movie you’ve anticipated and it’s let you down? Let me know!
- Watch Mike Relm’s Cornetto Trilogy Mash-Up Video in Anticipation of THE WORLD’S END; HOT FUZZ Interactive Screenplay Released (collider.com)
- ‘The World’s End’ Featurette: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost on the Art of Fence Jumping (EXCLUSIVE) (news.moviefone.com)