Nobody articulates what it’s like to be in love with pop culture quite like Simon Pegg and director Edgar Wright. Starting with Spaced, the inventive UK series Pegg created with co-star Jessica Hynes, the duo have crafted a body of work that feeds on our cultural obsessions — even when the stories they’re telling gently remind us that yes, eventually, we all need to grow up. That’s what makes it so shocking when they deliver a debilitating body blow to nostalgia itself in The World’s End.

It’s the final film in the unofficial Three Flavors Cornetto trilogy they’ve made with longtime collaborator Nick Frost, but if you’re expecting a trip down memory lane with the carefree exuberance of Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, you’re in for a shock. What you’ll find instead is a movie that will unexpectedly challenge your expectations — in some of the funniest ways you can imagine.