Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - MOVIES -

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

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