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End of the World (2013)

A group of Apocalyptic fanatics must use their knowledge of apocalyptic movies to save the world from a devastating solar flare.

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Steven R. Monroe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Greg Grunberg ... Owen Stokes
Neil Grayston ... Steve Palmer
Caroline Cave ... Selena
Mark Hildreth ... Max
Brad Dourif ... Dr. Walter Brown
Merrilyn Gann ... Betty Palmer (as Merrilynn Gann)
Amitai Marmorstein ... Leonard (as Amitai Mamorstein)
John Shaw ... Dr. Cochran
Serge Houde ... General Ramis
Paul Herbert Paul Herbert ... Smythe
Fred Henderson ... Bill
Robert Moloney ... Reiser
Graem Beddoes ... Louis
James Ralph ... Traffic Cop (as Jim Ralph)
Simon Chin ... Orderly
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A group of Apocalyptic fanatics must use their knowledge of apocalyptic movies to save the world from a devastating solar flare.

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and some disturbing images. | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Greg Grunberg's first lines in the movie is a Yoda impression from Star Wars. Two years later, he would play Snaps Wexley in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. See more »

Goofs

The correct military time for 1:10 pm is thirteen ten hours, not zero thirteen hundred ten. See more »

Quotes

Owen Stokes: What do you think?
Steve Palmer: The dude from Heroes is awesome in this.
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Connections

References Cyborg Cop (1993) See more »

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Self-referencing ahoy in a generic SyFy disaster film
1 July 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

END OF THE WORLD is your usual bog-standard SyFy Channel disaster movie that perhaps feels even more generic than all the others put together. It's directed by the prolific Steven R. Monroe and written by Jason Bourque, who also directed his fair share of other numerous similar low-budget disaster movies.

The one thing END OF THE WORLD does differently is to self-reference other movies in the genre, sometimes from the same studio and sometimes better-known efforts. Brad Dourif plays the crazy old-timer who might just have the knowledge to tackle what's going on, and there's a rather ingenious clip from ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST utilised at one point, which was rather neatly done.

Otherwise it's business as usual, with a bunch of stock characters, failing actors, and unfunny humour. The CGI effects of the solar flare attacks are as non-impressive as ever, and the various disaster scenes lack the kind of oomph you'd expect. It turns out that the END OF THE WORLD finishes with a fizzle rather than a bang.


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