The World’s End was a great film, and amongst its many covered genres, it made a pretty big mark in the ranks of epic bar brawl movies. To celebrate, why don’t we explore some of the other great drunken tussles of the sci-fi and fantasy genres? Excellent. Glad you’re on board.
Because no matter what sorcery or technology you have at your fingertips, there’s always time to get soused and hit someone.
10. Kirk Takes On Starfleet Cadets in Star Trek
This was probably the first moment in the new film where things got interesting. A young, dickish Kirk became fully realized at the sight of him getting his ass handed to him in a futuristic space cadet dive. Why, in a world with transporters and warp speed, would a shitty little bar exist is irrelevant because it’s an awesome thing to have.
That said, those flashy moving menus and walls must be hell when you’re drunk.
9. The End Of The Line For The End of Line Club in Tron: Legacy
Speaking of somewhere that’s hell when you’re drunk, this has to be the worst sci-fi bar ever. How do I know? The owner calls alcohol “libations.” Thank god he later explodes in digital hellfire.
Being the only person I know who likes this film, my one critique is that if they were going to have an uncanny valley Jeff Bridges as Clu, they should have embraced it fully instead of just trying to pass it off. Why not have Sam notice how creepy he looks right away? They could even explain it as a side effect to Flynn coping himself or something like that. After all, there’s nothing wrong with the villain looking like a scary computer muppet if you do it on purpose.
8. The Island Of Toruga in Pirates Of The Caribbean
This rambunctious island of drunken pirates would be much farther down on this list if it existed in something other than a Disney film. Instead I’m fairly certain there are zero fatalities involved in their surly celebrations.
It’s kind of weird how this series begins with pirates portrayed mostly as rape and pillage swine with a curse over their heads and by the end are the good guys of the series. It’s kind of a strange message to teach the children. Like, if these pirates were alright, then what does that say about Captain Hook? Maybe we just didn’t get to know him.
7. Obi-Wan Takes A Ponda Baba Down A Peg in A New Hope
A fight that ended even before it started. And while containing pretty much one blow, that blow was so extreme that it beats out the likes of the above. Because the moment a laser sword cuts a guy’s arm off, you know the party has gone out of hand.
That said, it’s a pretty shitty bar that immediately goes back to drinking after a dude loses an appendage no matter how much of a dick he was being moments earlier. And despite not really talking, he still was a total dick.
6. Venusville Bar Revolts in Total Recall
Venusville is the worst bar name for a bar on Mars. Why not Argyre Ales or Hellas Good Beer or something? You’re on Mars! Get creative, you freaking mutants.
And another thing – why is the three-breasted lady not all messed up like the other mutants? I mean besides the extra breast. Well I guess the tiny prostitute lady was fine as well, but was that just an implant or did she just get really lucky about her particular mutation? Is having a third breast lucky? I’m not actually sure.
For you nerds out there, she was played by Lycia Naff – otherwise known as that really annoying ensign who was all up on La Forge in a few episodes of TNG.