Pacific Rim Director Guillermo del Toro Praises The World's End

Director Guillermo del ToroIt seems to be a belief widely held among readers of this site that no movie has been more underrated by the box office and critics this year than Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim.

The robots-versus-monsters movie from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures evoked some truly ecstatic reviews among its supporters, but it was far from the universal hit with the critics that something like The Avengers was, and it hasn't made its money back at this point at the domestic box office. It may yet see a sequel, depending on the international take and the home video market, but we'll see.

So what's del Toro doing while he waits to find out? Apparently, he's going to the movies.

And having a really good time.

""The World's End is a thoroughly deranged, thoroughly moving fable about the end of youth and the celebration of imperfection and age," del Toro is quoted as saying on that film's Facebook page. "A perfect ending to a riotous, inventive trilogy that always concerned itself with finding the humanistic edge in genre filmmaking."

The trilogy he's talking about, of course, began with Shaun of the Dead and continued through Hot Fuzz. Each of the three films was written and directed by Edgar Wright and starred Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. While featuring none of the same main characters, the films are considered a "trilogy" in that they continue many of the same themes and even some jokes. They've become known as the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy, after a journalist joked about the heroes' predilection toward Cornetto ice cream cones.