The World’s End

Those awesome folks at Popcorn Taxi keep putting on fun big-screen film events. I’ve previously seen the digitally restored version of Jaws with them, plus re-watched The Hobbit with a Q&A featuring actor Richard Armitage.

Last night was one of the world’s first showings of The World’s End, the new Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost film. Not only did 800 of us get to see the movie two weeks ahead of the rest of Australia and two days ahead of the UK, we got an hour-long Q&A after the film with all three aforementioned gentlemen.


The World’s End is the final instalment in their Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy and it lives up to the standards set by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. It’s very British, massively funny, has themes of friendship and social struggle, has over-the-top action scenes, and has many of the supporting actors from the earlier films. The only downside to this film is that since it’s set on a crawl around 12 pubs, with many pints of beer downed as they go, it’ll make you extremely thirsty to watch. Avoid salty popcorn.

The Q&A was nearly as good as the movie. The boys were hilarious whether talking about their early days or the making of the films or about what makes them make art at all. And obsessive fans asking questions are usually pretty good entertainment themselves.


2 Responses to “The World’s End”

  1. July 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Admit it – you were one of the obsessives?

  2. July 18, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Rumours that I was wearing my Shaun “I Got Wood” t-shirt, still with blood stains, can be neither confirmed nor denied. I asked no tragic questions though.

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