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Kaplan vs Kaplan’s “Review: The World’s End” Is Light and Useless

In response to David Kaplan’s 827‑word review of The World's End on Kaplan vs. Kaplan

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Wonderful! Two for the price of one with Kaplan vs Kaplan’s “Review: The World’s End.” A he said/she said team, Jeanne and David Kaplan get down and dirty when it comes to competing in the ugly world of movie reviews.

But when it comes to a dust up about The World’s End, we never get one. Both Jeanne and David each give a tepid review of the film, bloating their assessments with mostly plot description and kudos to an excellent cast. All well and fine, but what about the movie? Is it any good, and if so why or why not?

The closest the Kaplans get is when David tells us the film almost wears out its welcome in the second half (but never explains how), and then admits he thinks it falls short of too many fight scenes (and that’s because…). Again, interesting thoughts, but not enough to create a fully formed movie review worthy of any attention.

End is a million miles away from the point-counter point discourse reminiscent of Jane Curtain and Dan Acroyd on SNL back in the day. It’s a lot closer to the same annoying chatter one hears while walking through the monkey house at the zoo.    

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