Simon Pegg & Nick Frost’s latest is a fluffy, weight free affair that is immense fun whilst you’re watching it but doesn’t stick in the memory too long afterwards. The film solely rests on the matey banter between the two leads and (for once) the appealing titular character.
There isn’t really that much to say about it – apart from a third act reverse that non of us saw coming, this is a very easy going comedy that doesn’t try to be profound on any level. It does manage to successfully poke fun at geek culture whilst simultaneously showing it to be harmless and the CGI character pulls off the canny trick of not being intensely annoying.
It’s great Friday night fodder and nothing more.