"The Cornetto Trilogy"
Following Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz comes this third part of the 'Cornetto Trilogy' and it's by far the weakest of the three.
While the previous two films were silly without being stupid, The World's End is just stupid.
The story concerns a group of five friends who haven't seen each other since their school days in the early 90's. They hook up to participate in an infamous pub crawl of 12 pubs in their old home town and half way through the evening discover that their old neighbourhood is populated with robotic humanoids.
In a nutshell, it's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers wedged into a pub crawl. There are a couple of amusing moments but none of the jokes are 'laugh out loud funny' and the most original one in the entire film is that Nick Frost is playing the mature, responsible character whilst Simon Pegg is the raucous, immature, irresponsible one.
Ironically, the film was released at a time when all the pubs in Britain are facing extinction (which was perhaps intended), but there seems no real point to the film and it's a huge disappointment compared to the previous films from the same acting/writing duo.