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7th May '18 4:23:55 AM Dravencour
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* {{Deconstruction}}: Gary can be read as a deconstruction of the typical 'ManChild' characters who populated the other works that Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/EdgarWright and Nick Frost were involved in. His hedonistic embracing [[TheAlcoholic of alcohol]] and drugs and his refusal to move on from his teenage pursuits and obsessions is seen as more pathetic than charming. He's also significantly older than most of them were, being an example of what happens to that type of character if he maintains his refusal to grow up when he's almost in his forties. It is also a deconstruction of the notion of a man born into a civilized world, who is better suited for a more barbaric one. (E.g., Marv from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' or Esau Cairn from ''Almuric.'') [[spoiler:Gary is much happier as a sword-wielding hero in the World After The End,]] but whereas in the above examples the man is a thug in the real world, in this movie it's shown that he's just a loser.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: Gary can be read as a deconstruction of the typical 'ManChild' characters who populated the other works that Creator/SimonPegg, Creator/EdgarWright and Nick Frost were involved in. His hedonistic embracing [[TheAlcoholic of alcohol]] and drugs and his refusal to move on from his teenage pursuits and obsessions is seen as more pathetic than charming. He's also significantly older than most of them were, being an example of what happens to that type of character if he maintains his refusal to grow up when he's almost in his forties. It is also a deconstruction of the notion of [[BornInTheWrongCentury a man born into a civilized world, who is better suited for a more barbaric one.one]]. (E.g., Marv from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' or Esau Cairn from ''Almuric.'') ''Literature/{{Almuric}}''.) [[spoiler:Gary is much happier as a sword-wielding hero in the World After The End,]] but whereas in the above examples the man is a thug in the real world, in this movie it's shown that he's just a loser.
4th May '18 7:15:01 AM nighttrainfm
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** The shooting star at the end of Gary's flashback, [[spoiler:later revealed by Basil to have been the alien ship's arrival]].

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** The shooting star at the end of Gary's flashback, [[spoiler:later revealed by Basil to have been the alien ship's arrival]].arrival.]]



* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: at the epilogue, the words "To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine" are written on a train as Andy retells the story. [[spoiler:"To err is human" was part of Gary's PatrickStewartSpeech; "to forgive is divine" seems a reference to the FantasticRacism against the Blanks.]]

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the epilogue, the words "To Err is Human, to Forgive is Divine" are written on a train as Andy retells the story. [[spoiler:"To err is human" was part of Gary's PatrickStewartSpeech; "to forgive is divine" seems a reference to the FantasticRacism against the Blanks.]]



** In "The Trusty Servant," Oliver leaves to go to the bathroom and Gary begins talking to the 'Reverend Green' about the invasion. A burly-looking man walks behind them in the direction of the toilets shortly as the conversation begins. When the subject changes to 'doing your business in the toilets,' two more men follow the burly man, and another about twenty seconds later. As Oliver comes back out, the hand-driers are on, possibly hinting that there was a sign of struggle.

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** In "The Trusty Servant," Oliver leaves to go to the bathroom and Gary begins talking to the 'Reverend Green' about the invasion. A burly-looking man walks behind them in the direction of the toilets shortly as the conversation begins. When the subject changes to 'doing your business in the toilets,' two more men follow the burly man, and another about twenty seconds later. As Oliver comes back out, the hand-driers are on, possibly hinting that there was a sign of struggle.
30th Apr '18 10:45:58 PM Trogdor
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* OneCrazyNight: Gary, a middle-aged man child ([[Creator/SimonPegg]]), gets all his school buddies back together to recreate the pub crawl that they couldn't finish when they were teenagers. The pub crawl is complicated when they find out that most of the townspeople have been replaced by robots, but Gary insists on pushing on with the pub crawl as they brawl with the robot hordes.

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* OneCrazyNight: Gary, a middle-aged man child ([[Creator/SimonPegg]]), child, gets all his school buddies back together to recreate the pub crawl that they couldn't finish when they were teenagers. The pub crawl is complicated when they find out that most of the townspeople have been replaced by robots, but Gary insists on pushing on with the pub crawl as they brawl with the robot hordes.
30th Apr '18 10:17:53 PM Trogdor
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* NewMediaAreEvil: perhaps the only fictional work to date where [[spoiler:digital technology ''itself'' is the villain]]. Notably, Gary King defeats it by being resolutely stuck in the past.

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* NegatedMomentOfAwesome: There's a brief moment during the bathroom fight where Steven grabs one of the Blanks, holds him high in the air....but before he can smash him into the ground, the Blank reverses the move, and Steven ends up having his face slammed into the floor.
* NewMediaAreEvil: perhaps Perhaps the only fictional work to date where [[spoiler:digital technology ''itself'' is the villain]]. Notably, Gary King defeats it by being resolutely stuck in the past.
29th Apr '18 8:06:06 PM TheIllusiveMonster
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Things start out slow with the crawl, with everyone tired by Gary's antics right from the get-go. The guys make an effort to catch up with each other, enjoy the evening and get a bit of CharacterDevelopment in while they're at it, but their hearts just aren't in it. And then, just as they're about to call it a day, something seems... ''[[UncannyValley off]]'' [[UncannyValley about the pubs]]. Really off. ''Really'' off. Cue things escalating, and the group soon has to wrestle with decidedly more than they bargained for, in addition to [[SkewedPriorities Gary's unwavering determination to finish the Golden Mile]].

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Things start out slow with the crawl, with everyone tired by Gary's antics right from the get-go. The guys make an effort to catch up with each other, enjoy the evening and get a bit of CharacterDevelopment in while they're at it, but their hearts just aren't in it. And then, just as they're about to call it a day, something seems... ''[[UncannyValley off]]'' [[UncannyValley about the pubs]]. Really off. ''Really'' Really ''really'' off. Cue things escalating, and the group soon has to wrestle with decidedly more than they bargained for, in addition to [[SkewedPriorities Gary's unwavering determination to finish the Golden Mile]].
15th Apr '18 3:32:07 PM Teanosugar87
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** When we first see adult Peter (sitting at his kitchen table with his family), he hides his face behind a newspaper where the headline reads "New Survey Suggests Happier Britain", which foreshadows the Network and its aims. Bonus points for the newspaper being The Daily Mail, which is a notoriously fear-mongering paper.

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** When we first see adult Peter (sitting at his kitchen table with his family), he hides his face behind a newspaper where the headline reads "New Survey Suggests Happier Britain", which foreshadows the Network and its aims. Bonus points for the newspaper being The Daily Mail, which is a notoriously fear-mongering paper.
8th Apr '18 10:27:57 PM nombretomado
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** To ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' in particular. [[spoiler:And AfterTheEnd, to the ''Film/MadMax'' trilogy.]]

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** To ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' in particular. [[spoiler:And AfterTheEnd, to the ''Film/MadMax'' trilogy.series.]]
17th Mar '18 1:41:40 PM momur
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** The song playing when the gang enter The First Post is Beautiful South's "Old Red-Eyes Is Back", which is about a man driving away the people close to him, mourning the fact that life has disappointed him, and ends up drinking himself to death.
17th Mar '18 10:14:33 AM momur
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** It's very ''very'' subtle but during the prologue, as it cuts to Gary telling the story in the present day, it seems to be just a normal AA-style meeting. However, if you look closely enough, both the man and woman on either side of Gary have visible tags on their wrists [[spoiler:identical to the one Gary is later revealed to be wearing, thus hinting at the true extent of Gary's issues.]]
18th Feb '18 4:27:08 AM TheTropingGopher
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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When Andy first initiated the pub brawl with the Blanks, Gary can be seen in the background calmly attempting to finish his pint.

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* FunnyBackgroundEvent: When [[spoiler: Andy first initiated initiates the pub brawl with the Blanks, Blanks,]] Gary can be seen in the background calmly attempting to finish his pint.
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