The Cornetto Trilogy

The Cornetto Trilogy: Zombies, Coppers, Robots and Friends

Last Thursday I spent six and a half glorious hours in a movie theater watching a once in a lifetime movie marathon. Dubbed the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, this line-up was comprised of three films – Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and brand new release The World’s End. The marathon was so named because each film features scenes and references to the British ice cream dessert called a Cornetto (similar to our Drumstick here in the States).

A collaboration between actors Simon Pegg , Nick Frost and director/writer Edgar Wright, these three movies are not sequels. They are stand-alone stories with unique characters which delve into the separate genres of horror, action and science fiction.

That’s not to say there aren’t common themes of course. The overall premise of the series is that an unthinkable evil has encroached on a peaceful English village/neighborhood and our heroes must survive or conquer the threat. Also the very useful skill of fence jumping plays a relevant part in each film.

Among other things. Read on.