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King of the World by MagpieFreak King of the World by MagpieFreak
I saw The World's End yesterday! :D It was a really entertaining movie with brilliant fight scenes and I loved Gary King XD He stood out so much from his friends that ... gosh isn't he just fanartable? XD I bet Simon Pegg had loads of fun with that trench coat XD Listened to a load of appropriate songs while working on this, but the one I listened to the most was I'm Free by Soup Dragons - I think that best suits Gary's character

Yep yep I really liked the film, though I found it rather different to the first two in the Cornetto Trilogy (Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz). I guess after nine years since the first film came out, this final one has grown into something more mature - at least it's theme is focusing on something more serious. Yep once again they're making a commentary on society - and Cornettos - but I do feel sad for the main character. Everybody loses something of themselves, but in this film you don't really know who's loss has been for the better.

Nevertheless I absolutely loved this film, and is an interesting end to the trilogy XD I would love to watch it again :D Time to do the Golden Mile with all the cinemas in London :D

The World's End & Gary King Edgar Wright & Simon Pegg
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Hail to the (beer) king, baby!

Even as an action/sci-fi comedy full of (intended) clichés, is more original and deep than some hollywood dramas.
And that end... just lol.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That film was full of a lot of amazing things XD It's chaotic, full of references and parodies, and a clash of concepts, but it is delightfully original, and at every turning in the story was a surprise XD
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Hail to the magpie too (?)
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
To be honest, World's End is my least favorite of the Cornetto Trilogy because of how relatable dark, depressing, empty, and uncomfortable some of it's more serious scenes are. Still, it was a good movie with a great main character :)

And a very sad ending :(
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, definitely the film has taken a different turn to the other ones, it feels so much heavier and kinda out of place in comparison, but it was still a great film :> And the main character is just ... I dunno - there's something so interesting about him XD And of course visually he's rather inspiring, which is why I ended up drawing this piece XD

As for the ending.... it is very sad, but also at the same time, it felt like some people finally found their happy place there, even if it wasn't an outcome they ever dreamed of - it was all really mixed and confusing, and I think that's a reason why I liked the film so much :> Then again I haven't seen it in a while now, so maybe I've forgotten some stuff XD But yeah, I liked the film for how strange it was, and how many perspectives it gave on things :>
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah. I'm not saying it was a bad film, it's just that it had too many sad underlines and not enough jokes. And I would be able to stomach it, if I didn't love Shaun or Fuzz because of how balanced the humor and darker elements were. When I heard of World's End, I expected it to be a fun little joy ride about a man and his friends going on a pub crawl for the hell of it, and BOOM. Aliens. But it's the fact that Gary is so depressed, angry, and lonely throughout the whole film, with none of his old best friends liking him anymore and even wishing he was dead, that really leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I get that film is an art and that it's more than one emotion, but hen it's a comedy, you don't expect things like midlife crises, losing friends, traumatic childhood bullying, serious addictions to alcohol and drugs, teenage sex affairs, and witnessing people you love dying all around you to be there all at once to knock you back with a shout.

They could have made a film about growing up and experiencing change WITHOUT so much sad, dark, DARK stuff going on, and I get that it was their choice and I just have to gladly accept it, but..... The scene where Andy fights Gary and reveals his suicide-support group bracelet and forces him to talk about how his childhood is all he ever had, was too damn much, especially for what was supposed to be the hilarious chocolate-mint flavor finale to a great trilogy :(
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I do get what you mean, when I entered the cinema I was totally expecting something like Shaun and Fuzz, and nothing like what it turned out to be. When I left the cinema I was  really confused about what to think of it, and a little bit disappointed that the trilogy ended on that note. After a bit though, it all sunk in and I kinda separated it from the other two; it's not very easy for me to consider The World's End as a one of the Cornetto Trilogy because ... it felt like the film was obliged to be that way. It had the fence-jumping scene, the cornetto cameo, the same actors, the elements that tied the other two films together, but this one felt like it was trying to reach out for something different, but was held back at the same time.

Something, since the making of Hot Fuzz, seems to have really changed. Everybody has grown up more, and have had to go through lots of experiences, and so it might have been difficult to make something that reverts to the light-heartedness of the first two films. I don't know, The World's End feels too real and emotionally driven to fit in the same timeless box with the others. I also would have preferred something that wasn't as heavy as this ... but in the end each film is a jewel in its own right, and they can all be enjoyed individually :)
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IntellectAdmirer Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My god, you are smart :D
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MiNMoKiTTY Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Hell yeah! Long live the king!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Long live the king indeed \o/
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animatedastronaut Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I just saw this oh my gosh


I absolutely love this character adfvbghtgef. It was no Shaun of the Dead, but it's still wonderful.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh I'm glad you like it XD Yeah it was a very enjoyable film, and Gary King was so different to the roles Simon Pegg played previously :> Must watch it again some time :D
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thewhitewilsmith Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Fack off, ya big lamp!!"

Love this.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks XD it was such an awesome film :>
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ColorsOfTears Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Artist
This is wonderful uvu
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Sunshine-tapir Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
hahaha great!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :>
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Curiously the movie hit me in a completely different way. First up I loved it and have since obtained the score/soundtrack for it - secondly I found it all too easy to identify with Gary King as (as sad as this sounds) I'm a real-life version of King, yep, ex-pub crawling forty-seven year-old dead-beat who frankly wishes I was in my early twenties again. Watch out, it could all so easily be any of you - and only time will tell, but like Gary I always wanted the party to go on and on and on with never ending drinking songs, beer swilling and if possible, killing blanks in the bathroom (or anywhere else for that matter!) Whey-heyyy! And you know, when you grow up someplace and come back to it, it IS different - nobody recognizes you, sometimes the familiar faces are all gone and even the shops are different. Must get this in before I stop tying - THIS, this is absolutely brilliant art! A must-have! Scary, it reminds me of ... err, me at that age. Make the most of being twenty as it all too quickly doubles and ... well, people turn VANILLA all too quickly!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep I absolutely loved the soundtrack for the film :D discovered some new songs to listen to XD And thank you for telling me that :) it's interesting to hear your side to the film, I guess Simon Pegg went through a similar experience if he could make it so relatable. Sounds like you had loads of fun though :> I'm not quite the going-out type so I fear I've missed out on a lot of things XD but I'll make the best memories that I can! THank you :>
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well, I cherish my memories of my twenties and unless I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror (OMG, whose that fat ****) I think just as I did when I was that age. Now some might argue that I'm 'sad' (or whatever term is common usage now to describe the same state) but I assure you it will happen to every reader here. A couple of months back I was abused by some teens at a local mall and I took immense pleasure in informing them that it was only a matter of time before they too were the ones being abused. It IS that scene in the gents in which King informs the teenager that his generation paved the way for the younger one - and I suspect that it how it feels. Life experience is a wonderful thing, only spoiled by the fact that as we get older our bodies let us down. Meanwhile, squatting atop of our shoulders is a perfectly decent brain, armed with a lot of experience and wisdom, yet it is human nature, and a youthful one to assume the older generation were never with it. You know, I cannot ever thinking that I was ever 'with it' but like the tag-line in the movie all I ever wanted (and still want) is to be free and to have a good time - and in as far as I can, I do. I hate the sight of myself now ("My god, I'm so cute!") but my twenties pictures were actually pretty damned handsome. Anyway, I could rant on and on, but you don't want to hear that.


One bit of advice - being inside is great, it's amazing, but it's losing touch with the world. I've climbed volcanoes in New Mexico (they were not active), mountains in Colorado and walked the sands of a desert in California. I have walked the baked shores of North Africa and survived the frozen tundra of Alaska, and if nothing else it proved one thing to me. This is an amazing planet we all live on. GO SEE more of it before it's too late!

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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The future is hard to deal with since you only live in the present then suddenly that future is a past and you're not quite sure what happened. Time waits for nobody XD But since the present is the most ... engaging I guess, the distant future isn't always the biggest priority. Coming to terms with somebody else's present possibly one day being your future is a difficult thing to chew on, and I've had to do that a lot recently. I mean, the future I want takes a lot of work, which is mostly why I'm an inside person, working away at multiple things, which is stressful but I have to believe I'll get more out of it than if I went out drinking with my peers. I've never been good with free time - I've always had to fill it up with making stuff - thus I'm an artist XD

You sound like you've achieved a lot of things you wanted to do :) Yeah you're right, staying inside does make you lose touch with the world, and I've suffered some of that in projects that have demanded a lot out of me, but with friends I've met recently, I've made myself travel much more than ever in the past two years. They're not in such exotic places, but I'm sure once I'm finally out of education I'll be able to go a bit further. For now though it's building up enough ammo to hit the future I want to get :) If I'm going to be a sad old person in the future, it's going to be done in style B-)
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JonathanBluestone Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the spirit! I may be 'sad' but I have a hell of a lot of character!
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VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I saw that last night too..... Oh My God I almost died laughing when they started insulting Bill Nighy's electric light show of a character. They must of gotten extremely creative on that front..
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It definitely was amusing :D AHh I wanna watch it again :>
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VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Right there with ya'!
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onenine72 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
The World's End was classic. Top pic.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Definitely it was :> And thank you!
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bastett Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Awe, Gary!!!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
We love Gary! :D
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bastett Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This was a brilliant character for Simon and I loved his input into the film.  An interesting end to the trilogy and it was SO nice to see Pierce Brosnan in the film.  Hehe!  We had two Bonds in the Cornetto Trilogy.  Hahahah!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah that film was awesome :> Wasn't quite what I was expecting, but after a while it all sunk in and I'd love to watch it again :D The Cornetto Trilogy is awesome XD
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SethSorenson3 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
movie is awesum & I agree wif the song. wuts that jacket thing he wears called?
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was an awesome movie :> I think the jacket is called a trench coat :>
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SethSorenson3 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ok, thx
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smallerdemon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is lovely.
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :>
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Dragonfire9000 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
I love this movie
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's a great movie absolutely :D
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Vilou-31 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just one last pub to goal ... :D
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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chocolatebat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student General Artist
I just saw The World's End yesterday for my birthday and was so happy that I did. Simon Pegg looked like he was having so much fun and you've captured the character perfectly. Brilliant movie and brilliant art!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know who wouldn't have fun being Gary King, but yes Simon made him such a unique and loveable character :> Great that it came out on your birthday :> must have been a great way to celebrate XD But yes thanks, I'm glad you like this art too XD
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monkeypants2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
JUst saw it today in the US, absolutely loved it! Great piece, perfectly captures the madcap genius that is Gary King, of the Humans!
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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yay another fan XD Yeah I really liked that film, and I really want to see it again when I can (hope it's still being screened in the UK XD)
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YourBitterBuddy Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
Awesome, Awesome work! I loved The World's End! Gary is such an interesting character, completely different from any character Simon Pegg has ever played. This just makes me want to see the movie again! "Let's Boo Boo."


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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THanks :> Definitely that is a fantastic film, and Gary really is.. quite the unique character :> I'd very much like to watch it again as well XD
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CaptainBeth Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013   Traditional Artist

one the best films ever! =D saw it last night, totally love Gary King xD

awesome artwork by the way :) <3

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MagpieFreak Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yep it's an awesome film :> Gary King is ... definitely unique XD And thanks!
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TEH-beXki Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
It really is a perfect trilogy~
You've completely captured Gary here :D

(I only just realised today that Nick Frosts character is Andy Knightly because Gary King haha)
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