That Thing You Like #24 – The World’s End

The World's End

Like a refreshing pint of amber ale, That Thing You Like is here to provide some tasty analysis of the final act of The Cornetto Trilogy, The World’s End. Is it funny? Definitely. Is it the hilarious, warm celebration of friendship and cinema that the first two movies are? LISTEN AND FIND OUT.

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[FULL SPOILERS AHEAD.]

Except that, as The World’s End shows us, a pint with friends isn’t always just about a pint with friends. The film is altogether heavier than its predecessors, and pointedly addresses both the ever-present “man-child” trope, as well as the unfortunately poisonous nature of some friendships in general.

Remember when we did that other episode about the films of Edgar Wright? The World’s End is a brilliant companion piece to those films. Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz may be hilarious comedies, but at their core, both are about the true power of friendship, and how important it is to personal development. Without spoiling anything here, it seems like Wright and Pegg had something a little different to say about friendship and personal growth this time around.

But! We loved it! Yay! A movie that we liked! I already can’t wait to see it again and get even MORE out of the experience. Maybe in around five years, the world will have unpacked the deeper references and themes of the film the way they have Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. But, at first blush? We’re calling it the movie of the year.

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That Thing You Like #19 – Edgar Wright

Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

EDGAR WRIGHT is the best, and That Thing You Like isn’t afraid of letting the universe know how much we appreciate his work. With the release of The World’s End just around the corner, we cast a pod that looks at his career to date: the fun television effort, Spaced; the movie that launched 1000 fandoms, Shaun of the Dead; the absolutely incredible Hot Fuzz; and the masterclass in visual production and editing that is Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

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It’s an episode that is overflowing with love for Wright. Does he make love-letters to genre films? Absolutely. But we spend a little time on the pod talking about how he might be more than that – with his quick references, spot-on music cues, and general media savvy, Wright is a filmmaker that really captures the spirit of the modern age.

Everyone, join us in our excitement for World’s End and our appreciation of the Wright filmography! If you like the show, please tell a friend, share a link, maybe rate us on iTunes? Thanks, babe.

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