August 28, 2013

The World's End

Another great puzzle-box from Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, and Nick Frost. When compared with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I might note that this installment is slightly more downbeat...or maybe "grown-up" is the right phrase? Rosamund Pike is outstanding again (reunited, briefly, with her Die Another Day Bond, Pierce Brosnan)...
I saw it twice, and the second time was nearly as funny as the first, and maybe more rewarding, in classic Edgar Wright fashion. It's one thing for a movie to be viewed and re-viewed and beloved and scrutinized; it's another level altogether to direct a film with the cult in mind, to honor their love of the movies with a film that rewards viewing, re-viewing, love, and scrutiny. Wright is a director who loves cult films and he directs films for cult viewing.
Somerville Theater, Main Screen, with Emily
ALSO: Hot Fuzz,