A group of grown-up, respectable friends who have drifted apart are reunited by their very much not grown-up, not-respectable ringmaster to relive an epic pub crawl which marked the high point of their misspent youth. Also, the world ends.
I loved “Shaun of the Dead” (haven’t yet seen “Hot Fuzz,” although I want to) so I was super-excited for this new movie from the same director/writer?/acting team of Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg. I can tell you for sure that you should go see it if the premise interests you even a little. I didn’t love it as much as Victor did–it gets preachy, although it’s preaching stuff I basically agree with–but it is heartfelt, very funny, and smart.
It has some things in common with “Shaun.” There’s a very blunt critique of decadent late capitalism, which I am always down for. This movie has a much darker take on friendship than “Shaun,” so it makes a nice grim little contrast.
I would happily have watched several more hours of this, I can tell you that.