“The World’s End” feels like a grand last hurrah, a victory lap for those “Hot Fuzz/Shaun of the Dead/Spaced” mates Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and their writer/director and partner-in-crime, Edgar Wright.
A rollicking, drunken romp through beer, weepy co-dependency and alien pod people conspiracy theories, it allows these no-longer-lads one last chance to be lads — playing guys who have aged out of getting drunk and hitting every pub in town, but trying to recapture that past.
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Rated R: pervasive language including sexual references
Running time: 1 hour, 47 minutes
Now showing: Area theaters