‘The World’s End’ Gets a U.S. Trailer – Simon Pegg Versus the Robot Apocalypse

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If you’re not interested in watching Hermione beat up Seth Rogen – among the other celebrity shenanigans in next month’s comedy This Is the End – then you can always wait two additional months to get your fix of funny people taking on the apocalypse. That’s when Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg’s The World’s End opens in U.S. theaters (people in the UK get to see the film a month early).

The World’s End is the final installment in Wright and Pegg’s “Blood & Ice Cream” trilogy, which began with Shaun of the Dead and continued with Hot Fuzz. Each film is linked by 1) Bloody comical violence and characters eating a certain flavor of ice cream, and 2) A good-natured genre lampoon blended with more traditional British comedy of manners elements.

Here, it’s the end-of-world genre that gets a ribbing, and the snack of choice is mint chocolate chip (in reference to the movie’s other-worldly visitors). The newly-released U.S. trailer reveals that the extra-terrestrials – disguised as people a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers - are robotic beings that (quite literally) bleed blue. Cue the splatter-happy mayhem and Wright/Pegg’s staple fence-hopping gag.

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Whereas the international World’s End trailer outlines the film’s story – which involves middle-aged burnout Gary King (Pegg) trying to relive his glory days by completing an epic pub crawl with his old friends – its U.S. counterpart jumps right into the rat-a-tat style funny exchanges and action-driven scenarios featured in Pegg and Wright’s script (as brought to life by a more-than-capable cast of British actors). Either way you market it, this looks to be another win for the duo.

The World’s End is directed by Edgar Wright. The cast includes Simon Pegg (Star Trek Into Darkness), Nick Frost (Snow White and the Huntsman), Rosamund Pike (Jack Reacher), Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz) and Eddie Marsan (Jack the Giant Slayer).


Look for The World’s End in UK theaters beginning on July 19th, 2013. It will reach U.S. shores a month later, on August 23rd.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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    • How about you just not watch them?

      • Woah hot fuzz is awesome

        • i know right?

        • Let me guess Riot, your favorite comedy is probably some will ferrel dribble. Edgar wright is hilarious. I’ll watch anything he does and this movie looks awesome!

          • As much as i love hot fuzz and shaun of the dead my favorite comedy is scott pilgrim vs the world. So awesomr

          • my favorite comedy is Waiting. All of these movies are the same I loved the first one but now they keep remaking the same stuff like the hangover.

            • Um…Hot Fuzz was very different from Shaun of the Dead. Yeah there were certain things that mirrored Shaun of the Dead because it is in a way part of a trilogy of movies. But they are very different. To say they are the same is ridiculous. And your favorite comedy is Waiting? Oh wow…

    • But… awesome things revolve around bars…

      • yeah things not the same thing every movie. Oh there are monsters and people are zombies and we are at a bar. Its the same movie times three.

        • Oh wow really?

          Please, Riot. Name a movie that have 5 Characters trying to accomplish a bar hop while fending off invaders from another planet?

          Just name one, I only need one.

          Just one bro, just one.

          Come on man.. Just one.

          Hey man, just one.

    • Well they holed themselves up in a BAR in Shaun of the Dead to fight off the zombies…

    • Man your life must be sad.

    • Yes, because nobody besides college students go for pints in a pub.

  1. I can’t wait for this! It looks amazing.

  2. that is a stupid movie

    • Don’t watch it then no need to comment

  3. So excited for this! Looks amazing!!

  4. We’re sorry…

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    New link pls?

    • Hmm, it seems to be working alright for me.

      You might have to just refresh the page, Yahoo exclusive trailers can be problematic sometimes.

  5. This movie has the same kind of vibe Shawn of the Dead had. I’d watch it. :)

  6. This has a great cast and it looks funny. I will definitely check it out.

  7. Stoopid–Stoopid–Stoopid! Give this one a pass. If you want good zany comedy, may I suggest Caddyshack, Revenge of the Nerds #1, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Perhaps even Night Patrol. They won’t clog up your mental toilet.

  8. A British bar is not what they are crawling from and to they are doing a Pub Crawl… Not a Bar Crawl… Surely in the 21st century American’s don’t need to have the word Pub translated in a film trialer to Bar… Its a small point but an important one if you are a) British and b) like Pub’s… Looks awesome…

  9. Oh my god, The Americans won’t understand what on earth is going on, we’ll have to make a specific trailer just for them, quick, we need to change the word PUB to BAR otherwise they’ll be clueless and won’t pay to go see it.

  10. So I kind of wished that this movie was actually just about 5 friends re-enacting a 20 year old pub crawl. And I am a big science fiction fan. I was just more interested in it before the robots showed up.