As soon as I finished this film, I wanted to watch it all over again to pick up on all the little moments I might have missed. The characters are great, the banter is superb, and there are more quality actors than you can shake a stick at.
Oh, and it's really funny. And touching. I would be hard pressed to pick a favourite out of the Cornetto Trilogy, but 'The World's End' is certainly a contender for the top spot.
Along with Grave of the Fireflies, I think this has to be the most beautiful animated film I've seen. I was entranced and stunned by the sheer style of it the whole way through. The story is based around the creation of the Book of Kells - an illuminated Gospel produced around 800 AD, but weaves in elements of Celtic mythology. The hero - a young monk called Brendan - lives in the monastery of Kells, where his Uncle is…
This isn't a film you should see if you demand that films have a dense plot, exciting dialogue, thrilling suspense and so on. This is a nearly wordless film (there's certainly no dialogue) and almost nothing of great note happens. And yet it is a really beautiful film.
We observe (I use that word deliberately) a community in Calabria with the focus in each quarter of the film on a slightly different thing. First we follow an elderly goatherd and…