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Mutant Chronicles (2008)

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28th century soldier Mitch Hunter leads a fight against an army of underworld Mutants.

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Simon Hunter

Writer:

Philip Eisner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter
Ron Perlman ... Brother Samuel
Devon Aoki ... Cpl. Valerie Duval
Sean Pertwee ... Capt. Nathan Rooker
Benno Fürmann ... Lt. Maximillian von Steiner
John Malkovich ... Constantine
Anna Walton ... Severian
Tom Wu ... Cpl. Juba Kim Wu
Steve Toussaint ... Capt. John McGuire
Luis Echegaray ... Cpl. Jesus 'El Jesus' de Barrera
Pras Michel ... Captain Michaels
Shauna Macdonald ... Adelaide
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Science Monk
Christopher Adamson ... Hodge
Nicholas Ball ... Plutocrat
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Storyline

At the end of the Ice Age, The Machine came from outer space with the purpose to change men into mutants. However, a hero defeated the device and a great seal was laid over The Machine. In 2707, the depleted world is ruled by four Corporations: Mishima, Bauhaus, Capitol and Imperial that are in a constant state of war. During a battle between Capitol and Bauhaus, the great seal is broken and The Machine works again transforming soldiers and civilians into hordes of mutants. A small part of the population escapes to Mars, leaving millions of people behind. The man of faith and leader of an ancient brotherhood, Brother Samuel, is a believer in God and the Chronicles, a bible about the mutants from ancient times. With the city besieged by the mutants, he visits the Corporations' leader Constantine, asking for an aircraft and twenty men for a suicide mission to destroy The Machine, planting a bomb and a detonator following the knowledge of the Chronicles. He recruits the tough Major '... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines:

Welcome to the 23rd century. The new dark ages. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crónicas mutantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,724, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$6,820

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,131,057
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Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place in 2707. See more »

Goofs

When Brother Samuel is going through the files on the soldiers going on the mission he mentions that Valerie Duval has 61 kills but the roman numerals in her file indicate 'XLI', which in fact means 41. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Maximillian von Steiner: Any last words?
Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter: Shut the fuck up.
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At the end of the credits the following appears; In remembrance of Garth Thomas See more »

Alternate Versions

Theatrical cut ca. 100 min. and director's cut ca. 112 min. See more »

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Visually impressive, if derivative, futuristic thriller
24 December 2008 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

It's hard not to notice the parallels between "The Mutant Chronicles" and "Aliens": a team of soldiers, plus a few outsiders with deeper knowledge of the subject, are sent on a suicide mission (not to outer space but) deep beneath the surface of the earth to destroy (not bloodthirsty alien monsters and their source but) bloodthirsty zombie mutants and their source. The film is not quite as good as "Aliens", but it's still a serviceable B-movie. Visually it succeeds in creating its own, richly detailed and impressively designed, world: that includes the mutants themselves, who have one of their arms extended to a huge claw that can cut human flesh to pieces. The action itself, however, is a bit too chaotically edited: sometimes things happen and you don't have enough time to see how they happened, or a battle takes place and you're not absolutely sure who is hitting whom. This seems to be a recent trend in action movies (the latest Bond film "Quantum Of Solace" really suffers from it), and I hope they reverse it soon. The cast is good, though the characters are definitely not as memorable as those of "Aliens". Ron Perlman's best moments come near the end, while Devon Aoki and Anna Walton are unconventionally attractive and fully combative female leads. (**1/2)


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