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A pub crawl turns deadly in ‘The World’s End’

Pegg with a map of the deadly pub crawl.

The Wright/Pegg/Frost triumvirate has found its niche infusing twee English settings with outrageous comedy, witty genre parodies, and generous helpings of absurdist violence, all cued to the local brand of exasperated carry-on defeatism. Which is to say that there’s as much Monty Python and Douglas Adams running through their veins as George Romero. “The World’s End” stays mostly true to form: Gary (Pegg), a scrawny loser desperate to reclaim the high of his teenage golden years, reconvenes the old gang for an attempt to finish the round of 12 local pubs they abandoned 30 years before.

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