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Red Faction: Origins (2011)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 4 June 2011
On a Mars colony in the year 2145, an officer in a rebel militia discovers that his sister, who was abducted a dozen years before, is still alive and has been raised as a soldier whose goal is to bring about the destruction of her brother's faction.

Director:

Michael Nankin

Writers:

Danny Bilson (story), Paul De Meo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian J. Smith ... Jake Mason
Danielle Nicolet ... Tess De La Vega
Kate Vernon ... The Matriarch
Tamzin Merchant ... Lyra
Devon Graye ... Leo
Gordon Kennedy ... Corvallis
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Hale
Tamer Hassan ... Stoller
Ariyon Bakare ... Ben Sharpe
Peter Bankole ... Ezra
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Grogan
Robert Patrick ... Alec Mason
Sarah Brown ... Sam
Samuel Davies Samuel Davies ... Young Jake
Isabella Blake-Thomas ... Young Lyra
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On a Mars colony in the year 2145, an officer in a rebel militia discovers that his sister, who was abducted a dozen years before, is still alive and has been raised as a soldier whose goal is to bring about the destruction of her brother's faction. Written by Deeww

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czerwona frakcja See more »

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The movie is based on a franchise of video games with the same name "Red Faction". See more »

Quotes

Alec Mason: The dead don't want anything. That's one of the benefits of being dead.
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Spun-off from Red Faction (2001) See more »

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Underrated and unappreciated.
13 December 2011 | by homeofthefalconSee all my reviews

First off it is important to note that this is a fairly low budget production - a made for TV-movie (Wikipedia info: feature-length science fiction television movie pilot produced by Universal Media Studios and UFO Films debuting on SyFy, it is the first film based on the Red Faction series of video games.)

When you know this, you are aware that the CGI effects might not be avatar crisp, and they aren't! However - they are far above what i had expected, and the story is surprisingly believable. There are a few lose ends, like the reasoning behind some decisions made by various people throughout the movie, but never the less, i have seen plenty of A-list movies where the storyline are way more scrambled and nonsensical than this one.

The general level of the acting is quite good. Especially Brian J. Smith - whom you might know as Lieutenant Matthew Scott from the TV series SG Universe, and Danielle Nicolet has a very solid performance.

The best way to describe this movie, IMO, is a mix between Dune, Star Wars and the feeling you get when playing the game. (And Fallout 3 / new Vegas) Gritty feel, good vs. evil and sci-fi elements... good stuff :-D

I would tell everyone who likes the game, enjoys sci-fi, or likes a good adventure story with a classic "one man and his struggle to make everything right"-frame, to give this movie a chance.

The good: Solid acting Good story A Game-to-movie attempt above the normal standard It's a sci-fi....! :-D

The bad: Sub par CGI compared to A-list movies - but not horrible at all! A few actors who "feels like" B-actors A few plot holes, non to major though

I came into this movie thinking it was another Uwe Boll experience, but i was presently by what Michael Nankin had done with this movie and it's limited budget. It only gets a 7/10 from me, because it does have some of the "made for TV" characteristics, but for what it is, it is one of the best ever!


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