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Alien Hunter (2003)

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An alien black box is found in the South Pole, where a government agency is conducting botanical experiments.

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In 1947, in New Mexico, a radio operator receives a signal following patterns and while investigating the occurrence, he vanishes. In the present days, the same signal is transmitted from a base in the Falkland Islands to United States of America, and a satellite captures images of a unknown object in Antartic. The cryptologist Julien Rome (James Spader) is invited to investigate the mystery in the South Pole, and he flies to a research base. While a team tries to open a weird shell probably from the outer space, Julien solves the message, indeed a distress signal ordering not to open the case. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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19 July 2003 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)
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The CGI effects featured at the climax took six months to do. See more »

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In the running gun battle at the end, Dr. Straub fires his gun 20 times with a 10 bullet clip. See more »

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Ripped off a lot of films, but entertaining with a good ending
14 April 2004 | by (Québec) – See all my reviews

I thought it was great. Yes, ripped off many films, but a good screenplay nonetheless (kept the film moving) and more importantly, a surprising ending. Not oscar material, but I'd give it thumbs up. The base was totally unrealistic however. "The Thing" base was more like what it would be. And the title "Alien Hunter"... totally for marketing. It should have been -- in fun sci-fi form -- "It came from Space" or something. Cause it wasn't about hunting an alien. The geneticist guy was too 1-dimensional. They should have slowly developped his attitude instead of making him an idiot from the start.


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