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Inc. End of Days

End of Days, Inc. (2015) Movie Poster
Canada  •    •  83m  •    •  Directed by: Jennifer Liao.  •  Starring: Mark O'Brien, Paulino Nunes, Carolyne Maraghi, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Janet Porter, Anna Ferguson, Yulia Petrauskas, Mark Robinson, Luis Fernandes, John Watson, Julie Lemieux, Karen Glave, Marty Moreau.  •  Music by: Maria Molinari, Rohan Staton.
    It's the last day of business before Godfrey Global Inventory shuts down for good, and the enigmatic Mr. Godfrey and his officious sister Esther invite the company's downtrodden staff to a farewell party where they are to receive their final paycheques. Instead, they are bribed into working one last night, wherein they discover that processing the last of their "inventory" will lead to cataclysmic consequences.

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Image from: End of Days, Inc. (2015)
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Paulino Nunes did a great job as Mr. Godfrey, he was creepy and weird, Anna Ferguson as Esther was exceptionally weird, especially when she somehow became a martial arts expert mid way through, that was rather disjointed, but in keeping with the allusion that the "Twins" are some kind of demonic duo.

The overall concept of the movie was rather good hard Sci-Fi. One index card for each person on earth and by changing the status on the index card, you change the actual status of its associated human. They stayed committed to this, till the end.

Side note. 7.5 Billion humans, works out to roughly 9100 Pallets loads of about 1.8 metric Tonnes of index cards each. If stacked 3 pallets high, you'd need a warehouse of at least 4,000 Square Metres, I think their warehouse is a little undersized.

The other actingscripting was rather lacklustre, in my opinion.

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Mort, was a very likable character, until he became a zombie, then there was little acting required of him. He became the comic relief, to some extent, and it was mostly toilet humour, not really in fitting with the tone of the rest of the movie.

The other employees of Godfrey Global were each stereotypes to one degree or another, the compulsive suck up, the nerdy office girl with a troubled home life, the seemingly worldly wise secretary with a bit of a reputation for entertaining in the broom closet. Each of their characters changed somewhat mid way through, after they realised the truly Global scale of their bosses machinations. The character changes were mostly for the better, they all became much more likable for it, and gave the viewer a bit more to invest in them.

The ending was in keeping with the bleak tone of the film, with just a glimmer of hope in the blank index cards acquired by Janet. The lack of explanation of anything really, was rather annoying, a little exposition might have been a bit of a gift to the viewer, but we were sadly deprived.

Overall, good concept, some good acting, mediocre special effects, disjointed character development.


Review by key-man from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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Feb 26 2016, 21:57