9 Awesome Trilogies Made From Completely Unrelated Films
9. The Cornetto Trilogy
The Films: Shaun Of The Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2006) and The Worlds End (2013). Why So Awesome: Edgar Wrights British comedy trilogy has only just drawn to a close, but its already a classic. Its been almost a decade since Shaun Of The Dead hit cinemas and, along with Hot Fuzz, became a mainstay of sleepovers, parties and hungover afternoons. These seemingly simple comedies not only took some of Hollywoods prolific genres and tore them apart, but created a new view of Britain that has entered the popular zeitgeist in a similar manner to Trainspotting in the nineties. The Worlds End doesn't quite scale the heights of its predecessors, but goes damn close. If Shaun was taking on zombies and Fuzz was an action pastiche, The Worlds End is really riffing on Edgar Wright movies, twisting the (admittedly small) genre we all know. Thankfully, thats not as self indulgent as it sounds. Sure, the action feels like forced segues rather than natural comedy and I personally would have been happy without the sci-fi element, but as meta end to the trilogy, its brilliant.