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Peter Howell’s “The World’s End a Pub Crawl to Remember: Review” Reminisces

In response to Peter Howell’s 625‑word review of The World's End on Toronto Star

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“The World’s End a pub crawl to remember: review” by Peter Howell is one for readers who know what to expect from an Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg picture—lots of laughs, 90s tunes, and ensemble acting set to the backdrop of a ridiculous misadventure.

Howell lets readers know that the robotic invasion of the locals of the film is just that—a backdrop to the relationships between the middle aged friends and the idea that you can go home again at the forefront of the film. Howell wants readers to be aware of the evolution of the group’s work. It’s all very functional, but it doesn’t really bring any new juice to the genre.

He wants readers to feel that they have reached the best payoff in this last film of the Cornetto trilogy. Howell discusses how well the writing and jokes have matured over the years, as well as the acting.  Readers without a sense of the movie’s predecessors will not be able to cultivate the same sense of awe and appreciation for the that Howell has.

However, uninitiated readers will be able to get the expectation that plot is secondary to the nostalgia viewers will have both with this film and the ones before it. In other words, pub crawl to remember works almost as a cautionary note to those unbaptized in the glory of Wright and Pegg’s work by his standards.


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