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The World's End (2013)

 -  Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  23 August 2013 (USA)
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Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind's only hope for survival.

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Storyline

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their home town and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub, The World's End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind's. Reaching The World's End is the least of their worries. Written by Production

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. | See all certifications »

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$28,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,790,237 (USA) (23 August 2013)

Gross:

$26,003,149 (USA) (29 November 2013)
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Trivia

This film completes what Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright refer to as "The Blood and Ice Cream Trilogy" consisting of Shaun of the Dead (2004), Hot Fuzz (2007) and 'The World's End'. See more »

Goofs

While the word "robot" does come from a Czech word, the word is actually "robota", not "robotnik", and it means "heavy labor" or specifically "serf labor", so robot does not mean a "slave". See more »

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Gary King: Ever have one of those nights that starts out like any other, but ends up being the *best* night of your life?
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Crazy Credits

People going to see the film at the Broadway Cinema in Letchworth, the location for the outside of The Mermaid, were shown a short clip beforehand featuring Simon Pegg, Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, welcoming them to the cinema and hoping they enjoyed watching it from inside one of the filming locations. See more »

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So Young
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Performed by Suede
Courtesy of Demon Records Group Ltd
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A Fantastic Apocalypse
10 September 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A little late with this review. I saw this the weekend it came out but did not have time for a review until now. The world's end marks the third film in Nick and Simon's trilogy. This time around the boys are battling an army of killer robots. Simon and Nick have switched roles for this film in which Simon plays the bumbling idiot. Simon recruits his old high school friends to conquer an epic night of drinking that they failed to do years prior, however now everyone is grown up except for Simon's character who still lives in the past. However they soon realize the town has been taken over by a sinister robot army.

Basically if you enjoyed either Shaun of the dead or Hot Fuzz you will love this film. Hot Fuzz is my favourite comedy of all time so far, however i would rank this movie right up there with Shaun of the dead. The humour in this film is very subtle compared to their previous two films. They try some new things with this film and the result is a crazy mass effect inspired ending. This is a great film to end the summer, and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it will surely be a cult classic in time.

Rating: 8/10


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