Director Edgar Wright is a genre mixmaster. His latest movie, The World’s End, with Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, and Eddie Marsan as boyhood chums who reunite to go on an epic pub crawl in their hometown, is part mid-life crisis movie, part bromance, and part robot apocalypse. In the above interview with Hollywood.com, Wright talks about how The World’s End was conceived as the capper to the unofficial trilogy started by Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. He also describes how he injects a little bit of social commentary alongside his belly laughs, including how the Invasion of the Body Snatchers-style robot takeover in the movie is an allegory for the increasing homogeneity of society and how English pub life has become steadily more corporate and family-friendly. Check it out!
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