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The World’s End – Movie Review – A Disappointing End to The Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy

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Movie – The World’s End

Directed by – Edgar Wright

Language – British English

Country – U.K

Genre – Action, Comedy, Sci Fi

Releasing Year – 2013

 

Trailer:

 

The World’s End Movie Review:

This is the final installment of the “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy”. The movie has Simon Pegg and Nick Frost again in the lead roles as with the previous two movies of the trilogy. The World’s End has got some great rating and critical reception, but I was hardly impressed by this film. The reason is same as I explained in my review of “Shaun of The Dead”.

For me the storyline was thin and being a comedy movie, The World’s End offered little to laugh. Talking about the technical aspects of this movie, I didn’t found anything wrong or bad anywhere. In fact, everything looks well worked upon. Simon Pegg and other actors have done a decent job. Rosamund Pike plays a cameo and looks effervescent. Pierce Brosnan’s cameo too looks cool. But despite all this, the film was a total disappointment.

The music and background score is fine, yes, just fine. The direction and cinematography are good. The special effects used are of quality and doesn’t give a bad feel to your eyes, the “android robots” are great, in fact, I loved them.

 

Storyline:

Simon Pegg plays Gary King who is on a mission to fulfill his dream of completing the “Golden Mile” (a bar tour involving 12 bars) in his hometown, Newton Haven with his friends. Something he planned 20 years ago and then missed by just a single bar, “The World’s End”.

Gary meets his four friends who were the part of his teenage gang 20 years ago. Initially, they all were circumspect about this madness, at this juncture of their lives and career. But, after so much insistence by Gary, the gang gets ready to give Golden Mile a shot. Upon arriving in Newton Haven they felt that it is no more their “pretty little happening” town. Some sort of strangeness is prevailing in the environment. The people are not friendly anymore and there’s hardly any known who recognizes them.

Soon the gang discovers an appalling reality that the town has been taken over by some aliens who are converting everyone into android robots. Now, will they be able to complete the Green Mile and reach the last bar, The World’s End this time? Or those robots will get the better of them? I am not going to reveal this and ruin your excitement if you are excited at all. So go ahead watch the movie yourself.

 

Rating & Verdict:

The film is a box office hit and liked by the majority of the audience as well as critics. The applauded the fact that The World’s End has been a perfect finale to the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy. But, I could only give 6/10 to the film. It was bereft of laughter for the most part of it compared to the second installment, Hot Fuzz of this trilogy. Anyways, you can still watch it because you never know you may end up loving this film.

 

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Hot Fuzz – Movie Review

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Movie – Hot Fuzz

Directed by – Edgar Wright

Language – British English

Country – U.K

Genre – Action, Comedy, Mystery

Releasing Year – 2007

 

Trailer:

Hot Fuzz Movie Review:

Hot Fuzz is the most successful movie of the Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy. And, I too agree to this fact. Compared to Shaun of The Dead and The World’s End, this film is way better in all the aspects. As a matter of fact, Hot Fuzz does have some great laughing stuff in it. Nick Frost is an integral part of this movie and is really funny to watch. Simon Pegg looks in better shape than the first installment of Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy.

Now talking about the storyline. Nicholas Angel is an “outstanding” police constable with 400% greater arrest rate than his peers. Because of his “unmatched skills” in arresting and defeating criminals, he is promoted to the post of sergeant.

But, he is shocked to learn that he no longer will be serving the city of London. Instead, he is transferred to a quiet and small village. Nicholas tries to show his disgust with the department’s decision. But, nobody listens to his plea.

Now in Sanford (An Award Winning Model Village), he notices a “crimeless life” with everyone enjoying their work and life. Here, he meets his new sidekick Danny Butterman (Nick Frosta constable) and the station chief Mr. Robert along with the rest of the police staff.

Soon Nicholas tries to find crime and criminals in the village as per his nature. The situation gets interesting when accidents start occurring in the village claiming lives. Everyone including the police chief is sure that these are just nasty accidents with no connection to each other. But, Nicholas is confident that these are “planned murders” and there is a large-scale conspiracy behind it.  Here starts the most interesting and captivating part of Hott Fuzz. Nicholas and Nick try to solve all the murders only to find out that the all the village elders are hatching a conspiracy to kill him.

As expected from a man with exceptional abilities, Nicholas exposes everyone and wins the heart of the whole department. But, how he was able to do this is something guys need to find out yourself. No more spoilers here…!

Hot Fuzz Movie Rating & Verdict:

I rated the film 8/10. Hot Fuzz has high-quality acting, good direction, and awesome background score. If you believe my words Hot Fuzz is one of those movies that are not to be missed by the movie lovers. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost’s deadly combo will make you laugh endlessly throughout the film. So, go ahead taste this flavor of ‘Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy’.

 

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Shaun of the Dead Review – Just Not Engaging Enough!

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Movie: Shaun of the Dead

Director: Edgar Wright

Release Year: 2004

Country: Great Britain (UK)                                       

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Horror

Shaun of the Dead Review:

After reading so much about the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, I decided to watch it with Shaun of the Dead (the first movie of the trilogy). Contrary to its world-wide success and my expectation this turned out to be an utterly boring movie. In my review of Zombieland, I have mentioned the fact that I am not a guy who is into vampire/zombie movies. But as Shaun of the Dead has Simon Pegg in it I was kind of enticed to see it.

Storyline

Simon Pegg Shaun of The Dead
Even Simon Pegg Couldn’t Save Shaun of The Dead

Now coming to the storyline and other aspects of the movie. All I can is, it is not at all an engaging movie. The direction is quite good, special effects are great as they need to be in a zombie movie. Music was a little dull to my liking, but certainly not bad at all. The acting is actually commendable by all the actors. In fact, for me Nick Frost looked way better than Simon Pegg in Shaun of the Dead.

The most unimpressive part was the plot itself. Shaun is a guy in late 20s. He has a girlfriend and live with his friends in an apartment. His problem is his ‘’dull and low life’’. He is not at all happy with his profession of a salesman in an electronic shop. He actually ends up breaking with his girlfriend. She accuses him of being unsporty and being a loser. However , things change for Shaun when the city is plagued by a virus that is turning people into ‘flesh eating’ zombies.

The plot revolves around the story of how Shaun tries to help his family and girlfriend escape from zombies. Eventually, getting his girlfriend back.

MY VERDICT AND RATING:

Well , with all the leniency in my heart. I could only give 5/10 to Shaun of the Dead. You guys must be cursing me after seeing that this movie has some great reviews and ratings on Google. But , as I always say some movies are difficult to judge from their ratings. Shaun of the Dead is one such film. In my view, please avoid this one from the “Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy”.

Absolutely Anything Movie Review

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Movie: Absolutely Anything

Releasing Year: 2015

Country of Origin: Britain

Languages: English (Main), Some Alien (Few Dialogues Only)

Genre: Sci-fi, Comedy

Absolutely Anything Movie Review & Plot:

Well I feel terribly sorry for Terry Jones for directing this film. Having said that, I didn’t mean that Absolutely Anything is a bad movie. But, this is not what we expect while knowing that it features some of the best actors of the industry. The film is based on a good “theme”, but to me it starts off well and then goes no where. Neil (Simon Pegg) is a teacher who lives a normal life, but his life suddenly takes a 360 degree change when he discovers that he is having a special power that allows him to do “Absolutely Anything” by just saying it and waving his hands. He is thrilled and excited with this new-found “power”, but the problem is that he is not sure about how and for what to use these special powers?

These special powers are nothing, but an “experimental gift” from some aliens. They claim to be the “higher beings” of the universe and are not sure about whether to destroy the earth or keep it as it is. They calls for the meeting of “Galactic Council”. And, it is decided that the council will choose a random ‘earthling’ and will bestowed on him/her the “galactic power”. This power will enable the earthling to do anything and if he/she chooses it for good purpose then the destruction of earth will be spared.

Neil gets into trouble when his love interest, Catherine’s (Kate Beckinsale) self-confessed boyfriend Grant (Rob Riggle) abducts him and tortures him to do what he wants him to do. Seeing no other option Neil complies to Grant’s wishes and does some terrible things to earth and its people. Somehow Catherine and Ray (Neil’s friend) saves him. But, Catherine stops talking to Neil knowing that it was he who forces her to love him. She is hurt as she believes love can only be done with heart not by force.

Absolutely Anything Review
Neil fails to commit suicide as his dog (Dennis) saves him…

Absolutely Anything ends when Neil tries to commit suicide (in which he fails too).  Neil then sits and talks to his dog Dennis (whom he had given the ability to talk) that he can do no good with these powers as no one loves him and he is lonely in this world.

Seeing his master sad Dennis suggests him an idea. That he should give his powers to Dennis. Neil does the same, but Dennis has other plans in his mind. Dennis makes a wish that the source of this power be destroyed forever and never come back. And, here he saves not only his master, but the Earth too. The Aliens are destroyed and Earth is now saved forever.

My Rating & Verdict of Absolutely Anything:

I have rated Absolutely Anything only 6/10 because of the weak plot and not too much comedy in it. The movie relies too much on the genius of Simon Pegg, and he as always delivers. But, the plot is not very well written and it lacks kind of “excitement” that you expect when the movie starts. Talking of the acting, I am really happy to see all the stars putting their heart into it. Kate Beckinsale is good as she is supposed to be. Sanjeev Bhaskar too is hilarious in pieces.

As per my advice to you guys, Absolutely Anything is not that much a bad movie. You can go for it, but please don’t have much expectations from it. It’s a kind of time pass one-time watch movie.

Stay-tuned for more reviews to come your way…!