The World's End
This is a film about an epic pub-crawl the likes of which you've never seen before.
The World's End is the third in the so called trilogy of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost films, the first two being Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz.
Twenty years have passed and Gary King (Simon Pegg) has decided that it's time to reunite his old drinking mates to complete the legendary Golden Mile, a pub crawl involving 12 pubs and a pint at each, all in one night and all in the town of Newton Haven.
Things start getting out of hand when a fight breaks out and the humanity of the people in Newton is seriously questioned.
Written, directed and produced by the same team who has given us some entertaining flicks in the past, expectations are understandably high for this action/adventure/ comedy.
Sadly, the outcome isn't as solid as it has been or could have been.
The script feels a little half-baked with characters falling short of ever being fully fleshed out or the premise appearing substantial enough to hang a two-hour movie on.
The jokes rarely get you past the odd giggle and the whole exercise looks as though the people in the film had more fun making it than the audience did watching it.
But all is not lost.
There are some enjoyably funny fight scenes and appearances from many famous British actors throughout which will keep you awake until the end.
Often the power of this team's movies is in the quality of the ideas they offer up, that is, the people of London are so mopy you'd never notice if they all became zombies or a Hollywood-style action cop flick set in a sleepy English village.
What's missing in The World's End is a similarly delicious proposal.
Close but no cigar.