In a time when sequels, prequels, spin-offs and rip-offs absorb roughly three quarters of the “new” Hollywood releases, just how bad did the cinematic world need a “Shaun of the Dead” follow-up? My two cents – really, really bad!
Well, “The World’s End” is not a “Shaun of the Dead” sequel in the true sense of the word, but then again it also is. How come? Well, it basically replaces zombies with aliens, booze with more booze and features the same old (and really funny) faces, only now they’re ten years older.
Sounds good enough for me, but if you’re not entirely sold on the idea, be sure to check out the film’s first trailer:
Okay, maybe it’s not the wittiest thing ever, but it’s highly unlikely the crazy Edgar Wright – Simon Pegg – Nick Frost trio lost it. Especially that they now have a few additional high-profile sidekicks, like Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit”, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”), Rosamund Pike (“Jack Reacher”) and Paddy Considine (“The Bourne Ultimatum”).
Also, a little bird told us this might well be the swan song of the celebrated Wright – Pegg – Frost collaborations, following the nuttily funny “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz”, so the world is likely going to end with a bang. Literally! Look for “The World’s End” in UK theaters come July 19 and in the US roughly a month later.