The World's End [2013] [R] - 4.6.10

 
 

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Five men agree to meet and try to top their unfinished pub-crawl from 20 years earlier. As they undertake their drinking adventure, going from pub to pub, they detect something very odd about their town. This time "The World's End," the last of the 12 pubs, may be exactly that. With Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Gary King, Andy Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Steven Prince, Paddy Considine, Oliver Chamberlain, Peter Page and Eddie Marsan. Directed by Edgar Wright. [1:49]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A man pulls his pants down to reveal his bare buttocks and a scar.
 Three women wearing schoolgirl outfits with short skirts (cleavage and bare legs are shown) dance seductively with three men; one woman kisses one of the men while another woman licks the face of another man and the third woman moves to kiss the third man but he pushes her away while showing her his ring finger (he's married), she puts his finger in her mouth to remove his ring and she swallows it. A man and a woman kiss in a couple of scenes.
 A man follows a woman to a public rest room; she confronts him, he asks if she wants to have sex and she slaps him in the face. A young man's voiceover says that he had sex with a young woman in the bathroom of a pub as we see them entering the room (no sex or nudity is shown).
 Two men argue over a woman and one says, "You only wanted to get in her pants" while the other talks about the first man getting aroused using crude terms. Five men talk about a "marmalade sandwich" in reference to two blonde women and one redhead. A robot tells a man, "I want you inside me" (please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man confesses his love to a woman. A woman yells at a man and says, "You had sex with them" (referring to twins). A man asks another man, "Have you had sex yet?" A man's voiceover makes a remark about "chasing the girls." A man makes a comment about people in a pub suspecting that he and his friends are having "gay loving in the bathroom." A man asks a woman for a "quick one."

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Five men fight with five young men (who are actually robots) in a public restroom; we see them punching and kicking and throwing each other into walls and the floors; one man pulls the arm off a young man and uses it to beat him in the head (we see blue goo and the shoulder joint resembles that of a doll), one man is slammed into a bathroom stall, and one is slammed onto the floor; one young man is thrown into a sink and his body is cut in half at the waist (blue fluid runs and sprays), and a man jumps onto another young man and crushes his head (blues fluid splatters all around).
 A female robot tells a man, "I want you inside me," he punches her through the stomach and pulls out his hand covered with blue fluid and holding his wedding ring (she had swallowed it earlier). A man shoves a young man (he's robot) and knocks his hat off; the young man tells him to stop and they fight with punches and kicks; the man is shoved into a mirror and we see blood on his forehead and the young man is slammed onto the floor where his head pops off (we see blue fluid flowing from the open neck area and the severed head); the young man keeps moving even without his head. A man pulls the head off a robot and kicks it. A man hits another man in the head and the top of his head breaks off revealing an empty shell with blue fluid inside.
 Many robots surround several humans and approach them with blinding light coming from their eyes and mouths and their arms outstretched; one man uses two stools to beat away many of the robots while a few other men and a woman fight other robots (we see limbs being pulled off and a lot of blue fluid splattering and spraying); one robot is thrown through a window and a woman's scarf is twisted around her throat while a robot is cut in half at the waist (there's a lot of blue fluid).
 A man fights with two female robots: he pulls the head off one (we see blue fluid flow and we see the head detach), a woman and another man join the fight and one pulls the arms off one robot; we later see a robot with two legs where her arms used to be and they spin around trying to hit the humans (no human is seriously injured) until one man pulls her head off. A man punches a robot and breaks his face (blue fluid flows), and then hits him repeatedly with a tree branch. A robot pulls his own hand off and the hand skitters onto his head and scratches.
 A man and several robots prepare for a bar fight and the man swings a sword as he yells (the scene ends). A huge robot chases men along a street and swings down to strike one man but misses. A man is surrounded by many robots and is overcome and "taken."
 A building shakes and a bar sinks into a circular opening where many robots surround two men and they argue with a glowing hologram. A structure crumbles around three men and sparks and flames flare, the men run away and the structure explodes nearly engulfing the car they are speeding away in.
 A man jumps from the roof of a building and slams onto the roof of a car (we see the roof crumple and the man moans. A man runs toward a moving car and it hits him (he groans but gets up). A man drives a car through the front window of a pub and is pulled back out by a huge robot. A woman slaps a man in the face. A man is grabbed by another man and taken into a dark room (he is frightened but not harmed). A man raises a huge wooden mallet to hit another man but does not follow through. A man slams his head on a post repeatedly and says "Ow" (he does not appear injured). Many robots walk through streets like zombies.
 A young man breaks a fire alarm in a school building and runs away. A man rings a doorbell and runs away leaving his friends to try to calm the angry homeowner (nothing happens).
 Five young men drink pints of beer in rapid succession in one night and we see them becoming increasingly drunk; one is shown vomiting (we see the goo), and two pass out and are left on the grass near a roadway. A man and a young man urinate in a public restroom (we hear the trickling). A man is shown with beer foam on his face and lips.
 A man squeezes a glass until it shatters in his hand (no blood is seen). A man stumbles and falls a couple of times (he is not injured). A man breaks the glass in a door when trying to open it. A man pulls down his pants to show a scar on his bare buttocks; another man shows a burn scar on his leg.
 A man talks about having been bullied and how that affected him. A man tells another man, "I'm gonna kill you." A man becomes angry when other men talk about his sister in sexual terms. A man tells another man that he is "banned" from a pub and he leaves angrily. A man says that his mother died of cancer. A man talks about a "hangover that feels like you have a head full of ants." We hear that a man died in a motorcycle accident. A man's voice over makes a remark about a "journey into manhood" by way of drinking. Several people make reference to a man's "accident." A man remarks that the Bible is fiction. A man says that some "people stay stuck in the past." A man tells another man to "Grow up and join society." A man tells a young man that he punched a wall when he was young and shows him a cracked tile to prove it. A man says that his wife is leaving him because he is not "present." A man talks about the night the "lights went out on Earth" and that technology was wiped out.

PROFANITY 10 - About 86 F-words and its derivatives, 6 WTFs, 12 obscene hand gestures, 26 scatological terms (2 mild), 12 anatomical terms, 11 mild obscenities, 1 derogatory term for homosexuals, name-calling (O-man, beast, pedophile, nut ball, stubborn, belligerent, mental, fearless leader, idiot, less of a man, robots, blanks, slave, stupid, King Gary), exclamations (shut-up, crums), 10 religious exclamations (e.g. Jesus, Jesus Christ, Christ, God, God forbid, Oh My God). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A young man talks about buying marijuana from another young man, a man talks about buying marijuana from another man, a man makes a remark about snorting cocaine, and a man talks about purchasing "herbal narcotics." We see five full beer glasses on a bar and five young men move toward them while one actually manages to drink, a young man talks about "12 pulls in one night" (12 pints of beer), one man drinks five shots of alcohol in a row, five men drink beer and shots in several pubs, four men drink beer and shots in several pubs, people drink beer and wine in a bar, five young men drink in several pubs (in rapid succession in one night), people are shown drinking in a club, people in several pubs are shown drinking beer and alcohol in several scenes, a song's lyrics include "Show me the way to the next whisky bar," a man makes reference to "Dutch courage" and says that the Dutch would drink Dutch gin before battle, we hear a voiceover saying, "We wanna get loaded" in a couple of scenes, a man says, "We will be blind drunk," and a man says "I've had 7 pints." Two young men smoke cigarettes in several scenes, a young man smokes cigarettes in many scenes in pubs and outside, a man smokes cigarettes in many scenes in cars and pubs and outside, a smoldering cigarette is seen in an ashtray, and a young man and a man (his teacher) smoke cigarettes together in a couple of scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Going home, reliving one's youth, success, failure, relationships, love, divorce, closure, death of a parent, lying, growing up, drinking a lot, pub crawls, inebriation, driving under the influence, bullying, jealousy, enabling, freedom, suicide, promise, potential, sacrifice, volunteers, optimism, being "Starbucked," self-destruction, civilization, revolt, regret, alien occupation.

MESSAGE - You can never go home and if you do, don't expect things to be the same; sometimes they are dramatically different.

Special Keywords: S4 - V6 - P10 - MPAAR

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