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The Endless (2017)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 6 April 2018 (USA)
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As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

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Justin Benson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Moorhead ... Aaron
Justin Benson ... Justin
Callie Hernandez ... Anna
Tate Ellington ... Hal
Shane Brady ... Shane
Lew Temple ... Tim
Kira Powell ... Lizzy
David Lawson Jr. ... Dave (as David Lawson)
James Jordan ... 'Shitty' Carl
Emily Montague ... Jennifer Danube
Peter Cilella ... Mike Danube
Vinny Curran ... Chris Daniels
Ric Sarabia ... Early 1900's Man
Catherine Lawson Catherine Lawson ... Exit Counselor
Josh Higgins Josh Higgins ... Beer Distro Ted
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This mind-bending thriller follows two brothers who receive a cryptic video message inspiring them to revisit the UFO death cult they escaped a decade earlier. Hoping to find the closure that they couldn't as young men, they're forced to reconsider the cult's beliefs when confronted with unexplainable phenomena surrounding the camp. As the members prepare for the coming of a mysterious event, the brothers race to unravel the seemingly impossible truth before their lives become permanently entangled with the cult. Written by texasboyy

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Time is a prison.


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The numerous aerial shots in the film were achieved via a drone. See more »

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Well since Resolution (2012) is kind of a prequel as it stages Mike and Chris, it looks like Chris has his right hand handcuffed in Resolution, but he has his left hand handcuffed in The Endless. See more »

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Hal: Can you have power over yourself if you give up any amount of authority to something else?
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The Endless by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead
4 April 2018 | by ariwebbkatanosSee all my reviews

What to say about this film? It wasn't what I intended to see when I traveled to the cinemas last month, but it's what I got. I don't have much to say about the actors, or directors, nor their previous films. I simply walked into this movie blind. It's from this perspective that I'll put together my short review. The Endless is a film about time, life and consequences, coupled with supernatural themes and elements.

The Endless starts out poorly and awkwardly with obvious low production value, stale acting and a weirdly present shaky cam. The poor impression this put on me harmed the film in the short term, but actually left a lot of room for it to move upwards, and that it did. The film itself decently improves once the plot moves from the characters normal lives and into the isolated country area where the rest of the movie takes place.

The plot itself is the movies strongest suit, but that isn't saying much. It delivers decently on tense moments, interesting characters and creative concepts. Throughout the film I had to remain on my toes to stay on top of some of its more convoluted elements, which I'm going to put into the negative category. I honestly believe a film's plot should at least on a surface level be completely graspable in a first watch, with still plenty of underlying points and themes waiting to be discovered later.

By and large the film didn't capture my attention for very long and its even taken me a while to get around to writing this review. In summary, the film keeps itself moving on its good pacing and plot, but is constantly brought down by over-complicated elements and stale acting. I had originally considered a 7 out of 10 for the film, but on revision I think I will leave it with a 6.


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Release Date:

6 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$9,083, 8 April 2018

Gross USA:

$272,020

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$956,425
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2.35 : 1
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