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The World's End (2013)

R  |   |  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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One Night. Six Friends. Twelve Pubs. Total Annihilation. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

23 August 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

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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Trivia

The girl sitting next to Gary in the opening group therapy scene is played by Nicola Cunningham, who had previously appeared in Shaun of the Dead (2004) as "Bloody" Mary (the zombie girl who shows up in Shaun and Ed's garden). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References The Wild Angels (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Red Eyes Is Back
(Paul Heaton, Dave Rotheray (as David Rotheray))
Performed by The Beautiful South
Courtesy of Mercury Records Ltd
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Promising, mediocre, acceptable, unwatchable, pretentious
22 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

The summary describes how I felt as the film progressed.

First 35 minutes or so - promising, seems like it good be a great film, and builds up a charming rapport between characters.

After this, I felt a sense of disappointment, that it was simply going to not be any good, but I gradually grew to accept the film...

Until 1 hour and 22. Oh my. Now we're talking flat out embarrassing to watch.

Then the last few minutes after 1 hour 38? Pretentious.

Simply put, if you enjoyed Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, or both, as I did, you probably won't enjoy The World's End, because The World's End is an exceeding poor film.

It's only had any glimmer of hope in the first half an hour, as mentioned.


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