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      End of the World

      PG 1977 1h 27m Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 14% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Scientists (Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott) discover that a priest (Christopher Lee) and nuns are aliens from Utopia out to destroy polluted Earth. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Steve D A complete and total mess. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/26/24 Full Review Sean S This baby is from 1977 and shot on film...good old grainy color. Christopher Lee probably thought that his career was "on the out" at this point. It is good that he held on. For the most part, the movie is very slow and tedious...late night don't know what to do with my time fare. Some weak background noise for some... Rated 1 out of 5 stars 07/19/23 Full Review Audience Member First of all, let me tell you straight off the bat that my rather high rating here has nothing to do with the film's quality. It has some decent aspects, mind you, but has 'TV-movie' or 'late-night time-waster' written all over it, despite Sir Christopher Lee's presence and a really good ending, for such a low-budget production. The beginning is also quite good and intriguing--it's everything in between that lets the film down. I like Sue Lyon (Stanley Kubrick's 'Lolita', although she's not a good actress, just an intriguing presence) and Macdonald Carey--but these actors are clearly at the stage of their career when if they're not doing theatre, they're taking TV-work or B-movies such as these, that fine actors such as Ray Milland, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford gave credibility to, in their declining years. There isn't a lot of action. It's full of lulls and rather boring--you get a lot of sequences of looking at screens or printouts from those clanky old computers and printers that used to take up so much space. Lee does the best he can, there's good chemistry between Lyon and her protagonist-husband, there's good use of stock footage of disasters happening all over the world, and the climactic shot at the end is excellent despite the low budget. It made me wonder how it would have looked if shot a few years later, when 3-D made a brief comeback as a fad. I gave one star (out of five) for one of my favourite horror actors ever, one for that shot at the end, and one for the way the poster reminded me of my favourite album cover--Oxygene by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. How I wish his music from that album had been utilized instead of the shreck that was used. So, in total, 3/5, or 6 out of 10. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member u find urself waiting 4 this one to end Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member First of all, let me tell you straight off the bat that my rather high rating here has nothing to do with the film's quality. It has some decent aspects, mind you, but has 'TV-movie' or 'late-night time-waster' written all over it, despite Sir Christopher Lee's presence and a really good ending, for such a low-budget production. The beginning is also quite good and intriguing--it's everything in between that lets the film down. I like Sue Lyon (Stanley Kubrick's 'Lolita', although she's not a good actress, just an intriguing presence) and Macdonald Carey--but these actors are clearly at the stage of their career when if they're not doing theatre, they're taking TV-work or B-movies such as these, that fine actors such as Ray Milland, Bette Davis and Joan Crawford gave credibility to, in their declining years. There isn't a lot of action. It's full of lulls and rather boring--you get a lot of sequences of looking at screens or printouts from those clanky old computers and printers that used to take up so much space. Lee does the best he can, there's good chemistry between Lyon and her protagonist-husband, there's good use of stock footage of disasters happening all over the world, and the climactic shot at the end is excellent despite the low budget. It made me wonder how it would have looked if shot a few years later, when 3-D made a brief comeback as a fad. I gave one star (out of five) for one of my favourite horror actors ever, one for that shot at the end, and one for the way the poster reminded me of my favourite album cover--Oxygene by electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. How I wish his music from that album had been utilized instead of the shreck that was used. So, in total, 3/5, or 6 out of 10. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member Dumb and slow, Lee's performance doesn't help the film out much, but at least it gives it some recognition. The effects are cheap, the characters are not interesting, and the title pretty much gives away the ending. Still, it has some neat sci-fi elements in it and fools you into thinking it would be watchable in the first few minutes. Alas, it turns out to be another trash heap. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Scientists (Sue Lyon, Kirk Scott) discover that a priest (Christopher Lee) and nuns are aliens from Utopia out to destroy polluted Earth.
      Director
      John Hayes
      Producer
      Charles Band
      Screenwriter
      Frank Ray Perilli
      Production Co
      Charles Band Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 28, 2017
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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