THE WORLD’S END ( M)
THE team of japesters that brought you the classic zom- rom- com Shaun of the Dead and that culty cop caper Hot Fuzz complete a trilogy of sorts here. There are laughs to be had, as is always the case when Brit double- act Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are in the mix, however, there is tedium to endure as well. An inventive tale about a village pub crawl that intersects with a secret alien incursion doesn’t quite live up to its potential. In spite of a first- rate ensemble cast including Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman and, err, Pierce Brosnan, the anything- goes energy that coursed through the earlier pictures can only occasionally be detected. This world does indeed end with a bang, but it’s a slightly muffled one.
Now showing State and Village cinemas