Kernel Rating (out of 5):
MPAA Rating: R Length: 109 minutes
Age Appropriate For: 15+. The film is mainly rated R for the cursing, which, to be fair, does include the f-word and both the male and female versions of the c-word. But although it deserves the R rating, it doesn’t feel excessive, more like old friends carrying on believable conversations and also reacting to an insane extraterrestrial situation. That tone and the humor in it should make it enjoyable for both parents and older teens. There’s also the suggestion of sexual situations, some kissing, discussion of drug use, lots of drinking (but in an unflattering, negative way that won’t be appealing for teen viewers), and some action scenes with humans fighting robots.
‘The World’s End’ continues the string of great things from Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright, and Nick Frost, who previously collaborated on ‘Shaun of the Dead’ and ‘Hot Fuzz.’ Their spoof on the alien genre is expectedly clever and hilarious, but with the same heart that imbued their previous work, too.
By Roxana Hadadi
“The World’s End” is tied for this summer’s funniest film with “This is the End,” and it is somewhat coincidental that their titles are so similar, no? But “The World’s End” feels cleverer, wittier—less smarmily cheeky and more good-hearted. Expect to laugh. A lot.