Video: “The World’s End” trailer

posted at 7:21 pm on May 9, 2013 by Allahpundit

To cleanse the palate, the third flavor (mint chocolate chip) in the “Cornetto Trilogy.” After “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz,” the Pegg/Frost/Wright team seems incapable of making a bad movie, but we’ll see. They’re being cagey with the plot specifics for this one but it looks to follow the same formula as the others — middle-class Brits find their humdrum existence suddenly interrupted when they’re besieged by homicidal freaks and are forced to rise to the occasion. The one obvious twist is having Pegg, who usually plays the clean-cut earnest hero, as a greasy ne’er-do-well antihero. Like I say, we’ll see.

Combine two ounces of “Children of the Damned,” one ounce of “Doctor Who,” and about 100 beers. Shake well and there you go.

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They’re being cagey with the plot specifics for this one but it looks to follow the same formula as the others — middle-class Brits find their humdrum existence suddenly interrupted when they’re besieged by homicidal freaks and are forced to rise to the occasion.

Yes, but they do it so well, why change it? Hot Fuzz one of my top 10 movies of all time.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Cornetto?

EnglishRogue on May 9, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Agree with you there. I saw it in the theater with my brother. We were the only ones laughing out loud. I thought it was hilarious.

LtBarnwell02 on May 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

the Pegg/Frost/Wright team seems incapable of making a bad movie

‘Paul’

nuff said…

catmman on May 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I just watched Hot Fuzz the other night, great movie. But their movies are definitely different…not everyone will like their humor.

And love the callback to the fence gag from the first 2 films!

nextgen_repub on May 9, 2013 at 7:34 PM

‘Paul’

nuff said…

catmman on May 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

Edgar Wright wasn’t involved with Paul. Just Pegg and Frost.

nextgen_repub on May 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

LtBarnwell02 on May 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Oh, so funny. I think I rented it after catching Shaun of the Dead on Comedy Central and thought, “why not?” Best rental evah? Great scene.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

catmman on May 9, 2013 at 7:33 PM

I didn’t think Paul was that bad until Kristen Wiig entered the movie. Then it went south.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:38 PM

the Pegg/Frost/Wright team seems incapable of making a bad movie, but we’ll see.

I’m guessing you haven’t seen Paul. Holy cow was that movie bad. And I don’t just mean unfunny, I mean they really had a chip on their shoulders regarding religion and they sacrificed lighthearted humor and real opportunities for jokes just so they could make their feelings about the subject really come to the forefront. Not to mention the seen where they encourage a kid to steal and celebrate that he does so – without any sort of joke involved. It is one of the worst movies I have ever seen… no redeeming qualities at all, which is too bad because I had high hopes from the trailers.

Ukiah on May 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Edgar Wright wasn’t involved with Paul. Just Pegg and Frost.

nextgen_repub on May 9, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Ah, so maybe he’s the voice of sanity within that creative trio. Do not ever make a movie without him again boys!

Ukiah on May 9, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Great scene.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:36 PM

I got that exact same lecture from a supervisor one time when I was about 23. Left them, started my own company and haven’t had a W-2 job since 1979. Very motivational.

Also – I thought “Paul” was a really fun movie.

Harbingeing on May 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

FINALLY!!!

And Martin Freeman!

The Schaef on May 9, 2013 at 7:48 PM

Paul – horrible
Shaun -WAY over hyped
Hot Fuzz -At last, funny

The last two movies I saw that I thought were actually funny were
Win/Win and the Fantastic Mr. Fox. I actually thought Ted was pretty humorous too.

AmeriCuda on May 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I got that exact same lecture from a supervisor one time when I was about 23.
Harbingeing on May 9, 2013 at 7:46 PM

No doubt. I think we’ve all had a run in with those types of people. Makes that scene so funny.

Weight of Glory on May 9, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I hope this isn’t opening too close to This Is the End, that flick with all the actors from Judd Apatow flicks playing themselves.

Doughboy on May 9, 2013 at 8:01 PM

I have no idea what that was.

Warner Todd Huston on May 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

It’s Aliens. Whenever I see a trailer/commercial for some strange events happening to some average people, I tell my wife it’s Aliens. We watch the movie and, yup, it was Aliens.

It’s always Aliens.

Neo on May 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

It’s always Aliens.

Neo on May 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

It’s called the History Channel effect.

philoquin on May 9, 2013 at 8:07 PM

Ukiah on May 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

And Seth Rogan was in it. The two movies he’s been in among the many that I even ventured a chuckle were 40 Year Old Virgin (he was a sidekick at best) and Observe and Report. He’s not funny and I don’t know why he keeps getting parts.

LtBarnwell02 on May 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM

Not sure about this one….but Shaun of Dead seems to get better each time I see it.

CW on May 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM

I loved “Shaun of the Dead”. In fact, I own the DVD.

I will probably buy this one as well…need to look into “Hot Fuzz”, though. Never heard of it. I don’t get out much.

sage0925 on May 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

I have no idea what that was.

Warner Todd Huston on May 9, 2013 at 8:02 PM

“You have red on you.”

*snicker*

sage0925 on May 9, 2013 at 8:33 PM

Not sure about this one….but Shaun of Dead seems to get better each time I see it.

CW on May 9, 2013 at 8:25 PM

Indeed, just watched it a couple of days ago.

This’n looks to be good.

Ukiah on May 9, 2013 at 7:42 PM

It did have a really good ELO soundtrack though…

BigWyo on May 9, 2013 at 8:36 PM

Paul – horrible
Shaun -WAY over hyped
Hot Fuzz -At last, funny

The last two movies I saw that I thought were actually funny were
Win/Win and the Fantastic Mr. Fox. I actually thought Ted was pretty humorous too.

AmeriCuda on May 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Wut?

You know every single contestant that’s ever been on American Idol don’t you?

And you follow all the Kardashians on Twitter….

BigWyo on May 9, 2013 at 8:40 PM

I actually thought Ted was pretty humorous too.

AmeriCuda on May 9, 2013 at 7:49 PM

Talk about over-rated.

Did you like Nacho Libre?/

CW on May 9, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Oh beer humor. How I love thee. Lager end, damn, wish I woulda thought of that.

LaughterJones on May 9, 2013 at 8:53 PM

And Seth Rogan was in it. The two movies he’s been in among the many that I even ventured a chuckle were 40 Year Old Virgin (he was a sidekick at best) and Observe and Report. He’s not funny and I don’t know why he keeps getting parts.

LtBarnwell02 on May 9, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I am a huge fan of Observe and Report. Never saw 40 year old virgin. But that is the single film of his I’ve seen which I’ve enjoyed where he is a central character.

Ukiah on May 9, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Yarp. I’m in.

LtGenRob on May 9, 2013 at 11:56 PM

LtBarnwell02 on May 9, 2013 at 7:31 PM

The best part of Hot Fuzz is the gun fight with the town folk in the end. They made fun of so many movies. Just a great movie.

Oil Can on May 10, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Big Wyo,
Just the opposite actually. My taste is far more erudite than yours, that’s all.
You, no doubt, are a Mr. Bean fan as well. You know, the type of idiot who laughs
every time Kramer stumbles into a room. I despise that type of cheap
physical humor. Brits and blowhards like you lap up. Granted, Ted is hardly
sophisticated, but I had very low expectations going in. Team America was
entertaining, but that’s about it as far as comedies are concerned.

AmeriCuda on May 10, 2013 at 12:51 AM

I liked ‘Paul’.

trigon on May 10, 2013 at 12:57 AM

Pegg has pretty much turned me off his movies. He is anti-firearm and stated that his fantasy is being a zombie at an NRA meeting so he could kill all the members. He said it in a recent interview with Maxim mag. I forget which issue but, it was the one with the girl on the cover. :) I very much dislike non-Americans threatening Americans because they don’t like our laws.

Dr. Frank Enstine on May 10, 2013 at 8:33 AM

He played the screw-up in Run Fatboy Run. Also, Paul was a rare miss. This looks good tho

daddytype on May 10, 2013 at 8:52 AM