This is it guys ... the final episode of Flixistentialism as we know it. The gang plus some old (white) faces of Flixist past get together and reminisce on this long journey of a podcast we've all embarked on. There's fantasy...
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Man, did they stand out.
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The World's End marks the end of the Cornetto trilogy; the long-lived British comedy love affair filled with laughs, cheers and genre bashes. With Shaun of the Dead, the low-key British film scene was imploded upon with a bloody zombie affair, with Hot Fuzz we got a laugh riot with men in riot gear elbowing their way through a excessive copper flick, and finally with The World's End we get some science-fiction spice. Wright, Pegg and Frost can claim to have one of the golden eggs of British cinema that wonderfully excelled overseas too.
As the iced capstone, The World's End should be a salute to the rest of the trilogy and the wider impact of the films. It should be allowed some self-indulgence, some introspection and, well, some truthful emotion. The World's End, and it pains for me to say this, isn't the holy behemoth we've been looking for. For the end of the Cornetto trilogy, for the grand final reunion of the three big lads, however, it still packs a good punch. The World's End really isn't for newcomers, but if you adored Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead then you're in for a bitter-and-lager-sweet finale.
Two new posters have been released for director Edgar Wright’s newest film, The World’s End. In case we didn’t know this from the first trailer that was released, we can reaffirm that Paddy Considine, Martin...
Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's The World's End has to be my most anticipated film of...ever really. It's the third and final film in the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy and there's no doubt this is going to be amazing. No...
Paddy Considine will be reuniting with his Hot Fuzz director Edgar Wright and co-stars Simon Pegg and Nick Frost for The World's End, the final instalment in their Three Colours Cornetto trilogy. The movie sees five ageing fr...
Really bad joke title not withstanding, it's still great news to hear that Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's The World's End is still being developed slowly but surely. The so-called "Three Flavours Trilogy" aka "The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy" (so named due to Cornetto ice cream and bloody violence being present in each movie) started off with strawberry (Shaun of the Dead in 2004). Then came the classic blue flavor (Hot Fuzz in 2007). Now all that's left is the mint chocolate chip (The World's End... and ew, mint). It's been five years since Hot Fuzz released, and though both Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright are hoping to film as soon as possible, it's likely that we'll be waiting even longer for that elusive final flavor to be churned and whipped up for human consumption; as late as 2014.
Personally, though Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World didn't star either Simon Pegg or Nick Frost, I think it's as brilliant and stylized as any Edgar Wright production that came before it and serves as a fine placeholder until The World's End finally gets released. We'll just call it the rainbow sorbet of the Ice Cream Quadrilogy. That being said, it's only been about two years since Scott Pilgrim was released, so waiting till 2014 doesn't seem like too arduous a task. Let's just hope they have more to go on besides what's on that giant notepad down below by the time they get to shooting.