Bottom line: Go watch this movie. It will make you chuckle as much as it makes you squirm (and maybe scream).
Watching the final chapter of the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy I can’t say it whet my whistle to actually visit 12 pubs door to door … The World’s End, however, is more about the journey that you can’t really go home again, because you change, and the town changes too. And sometimes the town gets taken over by alien robots that spew blue stuff when you knock their heads off.
Trapped in their apartment where they think they are safe, but actually more vulnerable, Margot and Daniel try initially just to survive the boredom and the citywide curfew of an impending superstorm. Instead, they get dragged (literally at one point) to face that in the midst of chaos and natural destruction, things have to adapt, and evolve. That doesn’t necessarily mean us humans either.
The [Wrong Guys] has a geeky appeal; Larry and Charlie, the titular ‘guys’ who manage to mangle every assignment their given (or decide to take on independently) through incidents of panic and misunderstanding. The wrong guys, indeed.
Shakespeare and Star Wars Mash-up!
[I]n reality we will always have to deal with our personal villains that bully us, jerk us around, stymie our move forward, being a survivor in these small and big scale elements defines our morality. The majority of us don’t run around committing crimes or being unjust. I believe in the inherent goodness of people who do the right thing.
Seth Rogan, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride and Jay Baruchel and others play exaggerated versions of themselves that send up their perceived personas that have to deal with the End of Days as predicted by the Bible. What sets this apart is the honest and funny reactions to this calamity, and the genuine scares along the way.
The problem lies in creating the distinction between the two characters. Clark Kent is technically an alien – Kal-El – from Krypton, but grew up on Earth so his roots are human, his emotions are real. Clark Kent is the person he has been the majority of his life, so the argument should be that Clark is who he is, while Superman is who he wants to be… The human factor shouldn’t disappear for Superman and yet the approach has generally been they are one in the same, and as the audience we have to roll our eyes in suspended disbelief that no one in the Metropolis universe is onto that fact that the hulking yet demure Clark Kent is really Superman in disguise, no one seeing through the flimsy suit-and-glasses façade.
I had the opportunity [ ] to watch the web pilot, “Shining City”…What happens [ ] is quiet enough and sets up a very interesting alternate universe of a possible not-to-distant future..