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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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Good food. Fine ales. Total Annihilation. See more »

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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23 August 2013 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$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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Three of the actors in this movie have also starred in recent adaptations of the classic character Sherlock Holmes. Martin Freeman and Jonathan Aris have portrayed Dr. John Watson and Dr. Anderson in Sherlock (2010) respectively. Eddie Marsan portrayed Inspector Lestrade in Sherlock Holmes (2009) and its sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011). See more »

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In the early scenes with Gary recruiting his buddies, his Eye of Horus necklace frequently appears and disappears from shot to shot. See more »

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[first lines]
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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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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This Corrosion
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Funking Great
19 July 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw it at a midnight premier last night (free Cornettos were given out!) and myself and the rest of the audience were laughing throughout, having a thoroughly enjoyable time. I thought it was great, definitely on a par with Hot Fuzz, though - to me - not quite as good as Shaun of the Dead, which is fair enough as it is one of my all-time favourites. It is definitely a worthy close to the "trilogy" though, and it stands up well against the other two.

Amongst the highlights were seeing another former Bond actor, even if it was in a small role, along with various other regulars from the past films and Spaced - Tyres, Julia Deaking (Marsha), Bill Nighy's voice, Mark Heap, et al.

With a plot as ludicrous as this one the film relies on the strength of it's leads to succeed, and they pull it off admirably. I liked that there was a role reversal of Pegg and Frost's usual character dynamic, with Frost especially noteworthy in his performance. The lads have clearly come a long way over the years. Pegg is clearly having a whale of a time, and carries us the audience along with him. Having such a talented group of back-up actors in Marsan, Considine and Freeman helps massively too.

I feel they missed a trick by not using the line "You've got blue on you", though.


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