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2013-08-24 03:01:07 PM  
Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.
 
2013-08-24 03:03:57 PM  
I am going to see this movie, but Fark should not link to ads unless Drew is getting paid for it.

-1
 
2013-08-24 03:45:29 PM  

real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.


Are you disputing that it is a trilogy?
 
2013-08-24 03:46:37 PM  

Hoban Washburne: real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.

Are you disputing that it is a trilogy?


Are you saying I am disputing this is a trilogy?
 
2013-08-24 03:48:54 PM  

real_headhoncho: Are you saying I am disputing this is a trilogy?


That's how your original comment read to me, but the fact that you're avoiding answering my question makes me think you may have looked the word up in the interim.
 
2013-08-24 03:54:25 PM  

Hoban Washburne: real_headhoncho: Are you saying I am disputing this is a trilogy?

That's how your original comment read to me, but the fact that you're avoiding answering my question makes me think you may have looked the word up in the interim.


Are you saying I looked up a word on the internet?
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-08-24 06:19:49 PM  
I saw it yesterday and did not enjoy it.  I keep hearing how hilarious it is.  The entire audience only laughed out loud one time.  It had a few funny points but not many.  About mid way I saw a couple people get up and leave.  Simon Pegg did a great job and carried the entire movie but the script was not particularly creative and it came across as very hokey at times and the ending was just ridiculous.
 
2013-08-24 07:34:06 PM  

NFA:  came across as very hokey at times and the ending was just ridiculous.


So, nothing like Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz then?
 
2013-08-24 08:31:05 PM  
It's the Cornetto trilogy. Do try and keep up.
 
2013-08-24 08:32:49 PM  
I saw it today and it was the best of the big Pegg 3.

And technically they aren't robots, robot is a word for slave and they aren't slaves.
 
2013-08-24 08:35:09 PM  
No plug tag? Pfffffffffffffft.

/no pun intended
 
2013-08-24 08:38:16 PM  

NFA: I saw it yesterday and did not enjoy it.  I keep hearing how hilarious it is.  The entire audience only laughed out loud one time.  It had a few funny points but not many.  About mid way I saw a couple people get up and leave.  Simon Pegg did a great job and carried the entire movie but the script was not particularly creative and it came across as very hokey at times and the ending was just ridiculous.


This movie was made for the actors because they wanted to make it, not because they thought anyone actually wanted to see it. It's like a Rob Scheider/Adam Sandler movie.
 
2013-08-24 08:45:09 PM  

real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.


It's the Cornetto trilogy.
 
2013-08-24 08:45:21 PM  
The audience I saw it with thoroughly enjoyed it.  Many times during the movie lines were missed due to prolonged laughter, it even got a round of applause after the bathroom fight.
 
2013-08-24 08:47:44 PM  
The ending debate was awesome and I enjoyed the film. fark haters
 
2013-08-24 09:02:16 PM  

real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.


Drafthouse Cinema did that on Thursday.  Showed all three movies back to back.  With beer on tap and Scotch eggs.
 
2013-08-24 09:05:09 PM  
dont think i can do it.
saw two simon pegg movies in the theatre (shaun of the dead/hot fuzz).  I dont think i heard a single laugh the whole time; including myself.  maybe the dry/safe/predictable humour does better in other parts of the country. he seems quite popular here on fark.
 
2013-08-24 09:10:23 PM  
Go see You're Next, best horror movie since Cabin in the Woods.
 
2013-08-24 09:13:55 PM  
I enjoyed it, though I think I enjoyed it the least out of the three. There are some really great bits but it takes a while to get going and sometimes is just a little *too* real. Though getting too real is something I didn't like about Shaun of the Dead, and to a lesser degree Hot Fuzz, either. It was clear that parts of the movie came from a personal place and, like someone said above, was the movie the people behind it wanted to make. Reading an interview where Simon Pegg said he hadn't had a drink in three years and "stopped being Gary King" crystallized those thoughts.

/I'm glad I watched Spaced earlier this year since I picked up on a lot of the cameos
//The bike messenger guy cameo was the most shocking to me since he looked so normal
 
2013-08-24 09:22:47 PM  
Can't be any worse than Paul.

And what, no PLUG tag?
 
2013-08-24 09:42:34 PM  

NFA: I saw it yesterday and did not enjoy it.  I keep hearing how hilarious it is.  The entire audience only laughed out loud one time.  It had a few funny points but not many.  About mid way I saw a couple people get up and leave.  Simon Pegg did a great job and carried the entire movie but the script was not particularly creative and it came across as very hokey at times and the ending was just ridiculous.


That would pretty much be my review of Hot Fuzz after seeing it the theater but after seeing it again (and again and again...) on DVD my opinion changed completely. Now it has joined Shaun of the Dead up high on my list of favorite comedies.

So if I see The World's End and I feel the same way, I won't worry about it.  I'll just have to watch it many times on DVD to form my real opinion.
 
2013-08-24 09:43:37 PM  
I mean, I'm going to see the movie, no matter what.  I could see it in the theatre, I could see it on Netflix, I could rent it from Netflix, or I could download it from the Internet.  My decision will be based solely on Internet opinions of how good or how bad the movie is.
 
2013-08-24 09:59:22 PM  
I loved it. IMHO it is the best out if the three.
 
2013-08-24 10:24:52 PM  
The whole Cornetto aspect makes me think I want to go back and watch the Trois couleurs  trilogy.
 
2013-08-24 10:25:25 PM  
Seems a lot of people on this side of the pond need to be spoon-fed their comedy and simply will never get (or have the patience for) British wit. After years if being a huge fan of the original version of The Office, I recall watching the first few episodes of the US version and feeling a bit embarrassed and ashamed at how it had to be dumbed down to such aridiculous level. The subtleties of the UK version had to be amped up to almost being overtly slapstick. Don't get me wrong, there's a special place in my heart for the US version.

All that said, if you're going to see The World's End specifically to have belly laughs, then you're missing the point and probably missing out on most of the subtleties that make British humor superior.

/im frum amurca
 
2013-08-24 10:28:43 PM  
I can't afford to go to the movies so I am re-watching Spaced on Netflix instead.
 
2013-08-24 10:34:10 PM  

levitcleos: Seems a lot of people on this side of the pond need to be spoon-fed their comedy and simply will never get (or have the patience for) British wit. After years if being a huge fan of the original version of The Office, I recall watching the first few episodes of the US version and feeling a bit embarrassed and ashamed at how it had to be dumbed down to such aridiculous level. The subtleties of the UK version had to be amped up to almost being overtly slapstick. Don't get me wrong, there's a special place in my heart for the US version.

All that said, if you're going to see The World's End specifically to have belly laughs, then you're missing the point and probably missing out on most of the subtleties that make British humor superior.

/im frum amurca


What was subtle or witty about David Brent? The dude was as subtle as a sledgehammer. Funny, but the dude was the opposite of witty, which was part of what made him so funny.

I really enjoy listening to Pegg and Wright together on things like Doug Loves Movies. They are funny people. But man, it's not about not getting British humor - I personally just hate everything they have ever done on film. I'm still getting over that shiatty Tintin script Wright had a hand in. Shaun of the Dead wasn't even a particularly good take-off of zombie films. Hot Fuzz at least was better at parodying some of the tropes of its genre, but most of the decent jokes there weren't the stereotypical British witticism type.

At this point, I think Amurrica is producing better humor. FX alone has more good original comedies in first run right now than the Brits have had in the past ten years.
 
2013-08-24 10:36:20 PM  
It wasn't as good as the first two "Blood & Cornetto" movies. But it was decent and had funny parts. Frankly, the ending was stupid.
 
2013-08-24 10:58:16 PM  
I saw it, and I thought it was brilliant and hilarious.
 
2013-08-24 11:06:34 PM  
NFA:  About mid way I saw a couple people get up and leave.

If you're just going to keep repeating the same shiat over and over again, I guess I'll just copy and paste my response the last time you mentioned this vital factor:

"1.  Sitter called, baby crawled into the dryer again.
2.  Oh my god, Nick Frost gets me super horny too (I'd walk out of anything if getting laid was the payout)
3.  I ate Chipotle earlier and my ass is literally on fire.  This is not the sort of thing I'm going to be using a theater bathroom for.
4.  I'm having a heart attack brought on by how goddamn awesome this movie is.
5.  Where the hell is Captain Jack Sparrow?
6.  Your local multiplex has a severe crime problem, and they were murdered for Milk Duds.

Nope, none of those make sense.  Clearly the only reason someone would walk out of an auditorium and not return is because they're performing the most passive-aggressive film criticism I've ever heard of.  People walk out of movies all the time.  It certainly sometimes involves their opinion of the flick, but attaching meaning to the actions of complete strangers?  I've got some pants that will look great on your head."

I didn't enjoy it as much as "Hot Fuzz,"  but that's probably my own fault for not getting all the references.  Clearly this is a movie that will have to be watched multiple times to appreciate all the tricks Edgar Wright is pulling out.
 
2013-08-24 11:10:39 PM  
The Cornetto gag was definitely the best use of the ice cream in any of the movies. Pierce Bronson was a waste; they didn't give him enough time or enough of a role. Timothy Dalton had the best role and did the best job w/ it in Hot Fuzz. Also, I know it's all beside the point, but didn't England seem a whole hell of a lot cooler late 80's/early 90's?
 
2013-08-24 11:13:45 PM  

Epicfarker: I loved it. IMHO it is the best out if the three.


I feel the same and can't wait to see it again to pick upon references and jokes I'm sure I missed on first viewing.
 
2013-08-24 11:39:42 PM  

levitcleos: Seems a lot of people on this side of the pond need to be spoon-fed their comedy and simply will never get (or have the patience for) British wit. After years if being a huge fan of the original version of The Office, I recall watching the first few episodes of the US version and feeling a bit embarrassed and ashamed at how it had to be dumbed down to such aridiculous level. The subtleties of the UK version had to be amped up to almost being overtly slapstick. Don't get me wrong, there's a special place in my heart for the US version.

All that said, if you're going to see The World's End specifically to have belly laughs, then you're missing the point and probably missing out on most of the subtleties that make British humor superior.

/im frum amurca


I like British humor, but America made "Airplane!".

So...you just lost that argument.
 
2013-08-24 11:41:23 PM  
Britain, just give me more Red Dwarf.
 
2013-08-24 11:57:01 PM  

Hoban Washburne: real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.

Are you disputing that it is a trilogy?


I would dispute it. the connection, the things that ties them together is tenuous at best. It's more a clever saying than an actual trilogy.
 
2013-08-24 11:57:29 PM  

freak7: Go see You're Next, best horror movie since Cabin in the Woods.


Awesome. I absolutely freakin loved Cabin in the Woods. Thought it was the best horror film in a long long time.
 
rka
2013-08-25 12:19:21 AM  

Mulchpuppy: t certainly sometimes involves their opinion of the flick,


Then why are you stalking this guy from thread to thread trying your damndest to explain it away as anything but involving their opinion of the flick?

There's keeping an open mind and then there's keeping an open mind to the point where your brain falls out.
 
2013-08-25 12:32:14 AM  

FloydA: I am going to see this movie, but Fark should not link to ads unless Drew is getting paid for it.

-1


I like to thank FloydA for using reverse psychology on the admins to get me another greenlight!
 
2013-08-25 01:15:13 AM  
Just got home from seeing it.  The hubby and I laughed all the way through with the rest of the theater.  It was really a lot of fun.  As always I think the audience you watch a comedy with means as much as movie itself, at least in the theater.

I'd watch it again.  Guess it's time to start looking into Pegg's other stuff!
 
2013-08-25 01:53:04 AM  
People shouldn't get so bloody whiny over movies.
 
2013-08-25 02:15:40 AM  

levitcleos: Seems a lot of people on this side of the pond need to be spoon-fed their comedy and simply will never get (or have the patience for) British wit. After years if being a huge fan of the original version of The Office, I recall watching the first few episodes of the US version and feeling a bit embarrassed and ashamed at how it had to be dumbed down to such aridiculous level. The subtleties of the UK version had to be amped up to almost being overtly slapstick. Don't get me wrong, there's a special place in my heart for the US version.

All that said, if you're going to see The World's End specifically to have belly laughs, then you're missing the point and probably missing out on most of the subtleties that make British humor superior.

/im frum amurca


America has long been better at comedy and I'm not even knocking British humor. It's probably because I see stand up as the pillar if comedy, and we own Brits in that field.

/will probably watch this movie
 
2013-08-25 02:51:14 AM  
For some reason, I was under the impression that there was a different apocalypse raining down on the earth after every couple of bars. Zombies, aliens, robots, different apocalypses.  Once I figured out that wasn't the case, I wasn't as interested.
 
2013-08-25 03:20:52 AM  
I saw it today.  At first I was worried it was a great cast with a depressing as fark story, then it got awesome.   Then it got even more awesome.  And then Simon Pegg's final scene was terrible.
 
2013-08-25 04:30:31 AM  
Thread is lacking in Rosamund Pike pics
 
2013-08-25 05:42:58 AM  
I loved it.  Hubby, daughter and her boyfriend loved it.  Lots of laughing in the theater, but definitely a small turnout.
Anyway, I think when I went to see "Hot Fuzz" I was one of 3 folks in the theater, so even this small crowd was an improvement on that.
I am going to need to see it again, because I missed some dialogue due to laughing.
Go see it or not. I don't care.
If you liked HF and SOTD, you will probably like this, if you thought they were awful then don't bother.
 
2013-08-25 05:43:48 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: real_headhoncho: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World's End makes it a trilogy?

Okay.

Drafthouse Cinema did that on Thursday.  Showed all three movies back to back.  With beer on tap and Scotch eggs.


Did they issue gas masks too?
 
2013-08-25 06:05:08 AM  
I saw it, and thought it was excellent.
 
2013-08-25 06:09:04 AM  
(Featured Partner)
 
2013-08-25 08:34:40 AM  
It was fantastic. If you don't get the humor, that's you're own damn problem.
 
2013-08-25 09:30:30 AM  

Lost Thought 00: It was fantastic. If you don't get the humor, that's you're own damn problem.

 
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