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How It Ends (2018)

TV-MA | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 13 July 2018 (USA)
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A desperate man tries to return home to his pregnant fiancée after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.

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David M. Rosenthal

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Brooks McLaren
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Theo James ... Will Younger
Kat Graham ... Samantha Sutherland
Nancy Sorel ... Sonographer
Nicole Ari Parker ... Paula Sutherland
Forest Whitaker ... Tom Sutherland
Anett Rumanoczky ... Flight Attendant
J.J. Ramberg J.J. Ramberg ... Newscaster (as JJ Ramberg)
Cheryl Gensiorek ... Airport Bar Woman
Harpreet Singh Kanda Harpreet Singh Kanda ... Town Car Driver
Ron Verwymeren ... Lakepoint Tower Doorman
RJ Fetherstonhaugh ... Soldier
Aaron Hughes ... Dan
Lanie McAuley ... Liza
Josh Cruddas ... Chad
Aidan Ritchie ... Randy
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A desperate man tries to return home to his pregnant fiancée after a mysterious apocalyptic event turns everything to chaos.

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No One Survives Alone


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 2018 (USA) See more »

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How It Ends See more »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the soldiers in the movie at the road block scene were actual members of the Canadian Armed Forces. See more »

Goofs

When driving from Coeur d'Alene, ID to Seattle, WA the road signs continually show I-5 North to Seattle. I-5 runs from North-South between Canada and the border with Mexico, passing through Seattle. Will is travelling from East - West across northern Washington State. He would be travelling on I-90 West between Coeur d'Alene and Seattle (passing through Spokane, WA) if he stayed on the freeway. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Samantha: Are we having a boy or a girl?
Sonographer: You sure you want to know?
Samantha: [giggling] Yes. I can't take the suspense.
Will: Is everything going be OK?
Sonographer: Your baby boy is healthy.
Will: [laughter] Baby boy...
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Is It the End Again?
Written by Johnny Siera (as Johny Sierakowski), Daniel Walker and Jahphet Landis
Performed by The Death Set
Published by Third Side America on behalf of Just Isn't Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Starts Off Great - Ends Terribly
13 July 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

At the beginning it was your average disaster/apocalypse film, something goes horribly wrong, government either can't handle it or won't, characters take problems into their own hands. All is well for a while, special effects are fine, acting is fine, but just like in the story, something goes terribly wrong. Much like that other Netflix film that was atrocious, the "horror" film about home invasion, it appears that the creators of the film either couldn't decide on an ending, or just threw their hands up and said "screw it, I don't know how to end it, lets just pretend to be ambiguous". And its not to say films with an ambiguous end aren't always bad, but this one didn't even bother to create an ending.

As a Californian, we hold the stories dear, stories of earthquakes or other disasters ending civilized society. And for a while I was enjoying it, but somewhere around 2/3rds or half way through it, I just completely lost interest and was also disappointed in its execution. Without giving too much away, many decision made about how to execute certain parts of the film left me bamboozled, not the way I would have. All in all its good for a little while but ends up leaving you unfulfilled, so a warning, maybe just watch the first half, and don't worry, if you want to know what happens at the end, let me tell you, nothing.


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