World's End, The

World’s End, The

Whereas recent threequels have traded (excessively?) off nostalgia, the final chapter in the Cornetto Trilogy actually works against it as Gary King (Pegg) works to reunite his understandably reluctant school friends. The emergence of the robot(?) threat doesn’t truly bond the quintuplet, and there’s no Point Break bonding either. It’s a genuinely moving film. That’s not to say there aren’t laughs – Wright brings in his freshly developed action skills too – but this is a work of surprising emotional maturity with a functional story trading effectively off the characters and star personas. I’m far from the first to say this, and I won’t be the last, but it’s a very fitting conclusion.