History Film / TheWorldsEnd

12th Apr '17 3:23:33 PM needsanewhobby
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* NewMediaAreEvil: perhaps the only fictional work to date where [[spoiler:digital technology is ''the villain itself'']]. Notably, Gary King defeats it by being resolutely stuck in the past.

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* NewMediaAreEvil: perhaps the only fictional work to date where [[spoiler:digital technology ''itself'' is ''the villain itself'']].the villain]]. Notably, Gary King defeats it by being resolutely stuck in the past.


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* WhereTheHellIsSpringfield: There is no real-world town called Newton Haven.
12th Apr '17 3:21:06 PM needsanewhobby
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* NewMediaAreEvil: perhaps the only fictional work to date where [[spoiler:digital technology is ''the villain itself'']]. Notably, Gary King defeats it by being resolutely stuck in the past.



** Also, rather than figuring out a survival strategy, the gang immediately starts discussing ''what to call'' the blanks.

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** Also, after their first encounter with the blanks, rather than figuring out a survival strategy, the gang immediately starts discussing ''what to call'' the blanks.NicknamingTheEnemy.
12th Apr '17 3:13:48 PM needsanewhobby
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** Also, rather than figuring out a survival strategy, the gang immediately starts discussing ''what to call'' the blanks.
6th Mar '17 4:52:56 AM axle-k89
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* VillainsOutShopping: When they not trying to convert humans into blanks, blanks are seen doing pretty much everything the humans they replaced would be doing, such as drinking, shopping, and hanging out at a disco. [[spoiler:Mr Shepherd]], when they come across his blank in The Beehive is enjoying a drink and holding a copy of ''Brave New World''.

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* VillainsOutShopping: When they not trying to convert humans into blanks, blanks are seen doing pretty much everything the humans they replaced would be doing, such as drinking, shopping, and hanging out at a disco. [[spoiler:Mr Shepherd]], Mr Shepherd, when they come across his blank in The Beehive is enjoying a drink and holding a copy of ''Brave New World''.
6th Mar '17 4:44:30 AM axle-k89
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* InVitoVeritas: Lampshaded. Steven states to Sam that his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove is not because he's had seven pints.
** {{Irony}}: The Blanks ''are'' slaves, because [[spoiler: when they're no longer controlled by the Network, they regain their real personalities.]]

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* InVitoVeritas: Lampshaded. Steven states to Sam that his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove is not because he's had seven pints.
** {{Irony}}: The Blanks ''are'' slaves, because [[spoiler: when they're no longer controlled by the Network, they regain their real personalities.]]]].
* InVinoVeritas: Referenced. Steven states to Sam that his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove is not because he's had seven pints.
6th Mar '17 4:43:01 AM axle-k89
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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Steven catches Gary and Sam in the beer garden of The Two-Headed Dog after they defeat the twins and drunkenly admits he's always been in love with Sam, thinking Sam has feelings for Gary (she doesn't, but she will look back fondly on the times they did have), and says he would drop his fitness instructor girlfriend in a heartbeat if it meant he had one last chance with Sam. [[spoiler:Fortunately for him, by the end of the film, he and Sam do end up together.]]


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* HeroesGoneFishing: The main plot of the film is this when the gang are not fighting the blanks, as Gary wants to retry the Golden Mile, the twelve-pub pub crawl the gang attempted and failed as teenagers. At the start, Steven is also seen in the gym with his fitness instructor girlfriend, and Oliver is seen getting a coffee.


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* InVitoVeritas: Lampshaded. Steven states to Sam that his AnguishedDeclarationOfLove is not because he's had seven pints.


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* VillainsOutShopping: When they not trying to convert humans into blanks, blanks are seen doing pretty much everything the humans they replaced would be doing, such as drinking, shopping, and hanging out at a disco. [[spoiler:Mr Shepherd]], when they come across his blank in The Beehive is enjoying a drink and holding a copy of ''Brave New World''.
22nd Feb '17 2:44:50 AM axle-k89
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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of Andy's behaviour towards Gary in the present pushes him into {{Jerkass}} territory. However, his behaviour is mostly justified, due to his anger [[spoiler:at his wife leaving him and taking their kids, and the fact that in the pAST, Andy was driving Gary while drunk to the hospital after an overdose and after rolling the car and almost severing his femoral artery, Gary recovered enough to abandon him, which led to Andy's arrest, after four hours of life-saving surgery.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Most of Andy's behaviour towards Gary in the present pushes him into {{Jerkass}} territory. However, his behaviour is mostly justified, due to his anger [[spoiler:at his wife leaving him and taking their kids, and the fact that in the pAST, past, Andy was driving Gary while drunk to the hospital after an overdose and after rolling the car and almost severing his femoral artery, Gary recovered enough to abandon him, which led to Andy's arrest, after four hours of life-saving surgery.]]
22nd Feb '17 2:42:38 AM axle-k89
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** When Andy tells Gary he hasn't had a drink in sixteen years, Gary's response is that Andy must be thirsty.



* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Gary is this to Andy, Steven, Peter and Oliver in the present, mainly due to being an alcoholic {{Jerkass}} ManChild, to which they find him tiring and irritating, but especially Andy, [[spoiler:because of how Gary abandoned him in a car crash after Gary had somehow recovered from an overdose.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Most of Andy's behaviour towards Gary in the present pushes him into {{Jerkass}} territory. However, his behaviour is mostly justified, due to his anger [[spoiler:at his wife leaving him and taking their kids, and the fact that in the pAST, Andy was driving Gary while drunk to the hospital after an overdose and after rolling the car and almost severing his femoral artery, Gary recovered enough to abandon him, which led to Andy's arrest, after four hours of life-saving surgery.]]



** There was also his rather cruel but accurate line to Gary in The Cross Hands: "You don't need us to help you get fucked up. You've done a perfectly done job so far on your own."



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:After the fight in The Beehive, Gary tells Sam to leave Newton Haven for her own safety. When he catches up with the others in the smoke house, Steven accuses him of doing it out of envy that she prefers Steven to him, while Andy calls him out for sending away the only one of them sober enough to drive.]]
** [[spoiler:Exaggerated. In December 1997, Gary overdosed and Andy, despite being four times over the drink-drive limit, tried to drive Gary to the hospital, but ended up rolling the car and almost severing his femoral artery. Gary then somehow recovered enough to flee the scene, and after twelve hours of surgery needed to save his life, he ended up getting arrested. This led to him becoming teetotal and to sever his friendship with Gary.]]



* TheQuisling: Blank Guy Shepherd and [[spoiler: Blank Oliver Chamberlain]] argue the most for letting the robots take over.



*** In fact, the use of bathrooms in general. Gary first follows Sam into the toilets of The Old Familiar to ask for sex, the gang first fight the blanks in the toilets of The Cross Hands (where they first discover the blanks in the first place), [[spoiler:Oliver is replaced by a blank in the toilets of The Trusty Servant]], and Gary tells Sam what's going on in Newton Haven in the disabled toilets of The Two-Headed Dog.



* TheQuisling: Blank Guy Shepherd and [[spoiler: Blank Oliver Chamberlain]] argue the most for letting the robots take over.


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* SherlockScan: Subverted. Sam seems to pull one of these when she says in the disabled toilets of The Two-Headed Dog that Gary had sex with the twins in the past, pointing out her reasoning by saying that she's not stupid and Newton Haven is a small town. It turns out she knew this because the twins had told her themselves.


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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler:After overdosing, Gary somehow recovered enough to abandon Andy, who had just rolled the car he was driving while drunk, leaving Andy to get arrested, after twelve hours of life-saving surgery (he had almost severed his femoral artery).]]


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* WhamShot: Two.
** Gary tackling the teenager in the The Cross Hands toilet and slamming him into the urinal, knocking his head off.
** [[spoiler:When Gary's sleeves turn up in the scuffle he and Andy have in The World's End, and Andy sees the bandages on Gary's wrists, and realising Gary had attempted suicide.]]
6th Feb '17 9:47:11 AM Gosicrystal
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* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Gary had done this with "the twins" in the past [[spoiler:before they were [[KillAndReplace replaced with Blanks]]]]. [[NoExceptYes He's not proud of it. He is a little.]]

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* TwinThreesomeFantasy: Gary had done this with "the twins" in the past [[spoiler:before they were [[KillAndReplace replaced with Blanks]]]]. [[NoExceptYes [[ByNoIMeanYes He's not proud of it. He is a little.]]
7th Jan '17 10:35:44 PM jamespolk
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: A bittersweet comedy about trying vainly to hold onto your youth goes completely bonkers when Gary discovers that the town is populated by robots.
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