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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

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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hrozící konec sveta See more »

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1.78 : 1
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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

Following the initial destruction, someone says that they can't be meteors because there are no impact craters. However the vast majority of meteor don't leave craters; it depends on their size and what they hit. It's quite possible that they could be vaporised on impact or split into very small pieces. See more »

Quotes

Owen Stokes: What do you think?
Steve Palmer: The dude from Heroes is awesome in this.
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References Earth's Final Hours (2011) See more »

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A Few Interesting Moments
6 March 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

End of the World (2013)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

SyFy film has a couple video store clerks (and one of their wives) having to put their knowledge of disaster movies to the ultimate test when the end of the world approaches. When some sort of mysterious explosions start dropping from the skies, the three head off to find an expert (Brad Dourif) who is locked up in a mental hospital. I'll give END OF THE WORLD credit for at least trying to do something different but unfortunately it really doesn't add up to much. The biggest problem with this movie is the low-budget, which just doesn't really allow it to be taken that serious. I think with a higher budget and a re-write of the screenplay then we might have had something much better. As is, the film has some interesting moments and a couple good performances but that's it. One good thing is the constant references to other science fiction movies, which was somewhat fun for film buffs. I also enjoyed the performances for the most part. Caroline Cave is good in the role of the wife and we also get nice work from Greg Grunberg and Neil Grayston. I also enjoyed seeing Dourif who goes wildly over-the-top but in a fun way. The special effects are pretty much what you'd expect from a low-budget film like this but they were still much better than what you typical see on SyFy. Back to the problems, the screenplay just isn't strong enough to make us believe the situation these characters are in. Not once did I buy into the "end of the world" and there's really not any drama or suspense anywhere. I know this is mostly a comedy about these two video store clerks but we needed something else.


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