End of Days, Inc. implodes under the weight of its...
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Feb 18, 2016  |  Vote 0    0

End of Days, Inc. implodes under the weight of its silly plot: review


End of Days, Inc.

1.5 out of 4 stars

Starring Paulino Nunes, Janet Porter. Directed by Jennifer Liao. 83 minutes. In limited release. 14A.


There’s an archly funny germ of an idea at the heart of End of Days, Inc.

But despite a couple of ribald performances, the film eventually implodes under the weight of its silly plot.

It’s the last day of business at Godfrey Global Inventory and four sad-sack employees are induced by their Mephistophelian boss to return for one final all-nighter with a fat severance cheque as inducement.

It doesn’t take long before they twig to the fact that the computer punch cards they’re processing are wreaking havoc on a global scale and that crossing Mr. Godfrey brings dire consequences.

Paulino Nunes is delightfully macabre in the role of Godfrey, and Janet Porter is laugh-out-loud hilarious as the lascivious Misty.

But the initial laughs gave way to ennui and a general sense of unease that the joke behind the story isn’t all worth waiting for.

But hey, when was the last time you saw a pneumatic tube system, a computer punch card or an electric typewriter?

Toronto Star

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