This year’s “Summer of Cinema” promo features two quick glimpses at Edgar Wright’s The World’s End, which reunites him with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and also stars Martin Freeman, Paddy Considine, Eddie Marsan and Rosamund Pike. The video features many other clips from this summer’s movies, but we’ve seen almost all of them before in the films’ trailers.
In The World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.