Beyond The Screen Review
Enjoy another bite of the Three Flavour Cornetto Trilogy with the Beyond The Screen companion app
Are you a fan of the films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End? You can now get the inside scoop on the movies known as the Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy with this free download. Beyond The Screen is packed with trivia about cameos, locations and references to other films that appear in Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright’s collection.
The app’s major selling point is that it uses your iPad’s microphone to sync with the soundtrack of the films to display relevant facts and figures about scenes as they unfold. Better than listening to the dull drone of a director’s commentary but equally insightful, Beyond The Screen displays information as simple nuggets in beautifully designed and animated infographics.
Any facts or figures that pop up, including the total number of pints drunk, weapons used and bodies slain, can also be sent to the Freezer with a tap so you can review it later when you’re not watching the film. Ideal for when the action becomes too gripping to look away.
Once the final credits have rolled, there are quizzes to test your trivia knowledge. Even after we sat through a film with the companion a couple of times, we didn’t earn a perfect score, so the quizzes do add another dimension to the replay value of the app.
An impressive companion app that we hope to see expanded to include other new home releases.
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