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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
The characters of Mitch Hunter and Max Steiner were previously playable in the video game "Doom Troopers" for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. See more »
When Steiner and Hunter are lowering the girls on the rope one of the shots is obviously flipped as the backdrop reverses and Steiner is using his 'left' hand, when it's his right hand that hasn't been burned. See more »
I cannot believe what posters like "alanp77" wrote. Such harsh criticism of this very good, original sci-fi film? I think as "mindless entertainment" goes this one is top shelf really. In contrast to the mentioned alap77, I liked the dialog, I liked the characters, the fast and brutal action, the camera work, the music and special effects. Also the look of the entire film, which is unlike anything I have seen. I get why the look of the I World War etc, they wanted to demonstrate that the history of mankind goes in cycles and the violence is eternal, more or less always the same. Hence the war in the years 2700 looks almost like the I WW. I liked also all the slower parts, they were well written. Sure there are tidbits that make one raise eyebrows, like how on earth they would not know that (*spoiler*) the ends of the ancient swords were the keys to the Machine, or why some technology was obsolete even by our standards while some was futuristic. Also it would not happen in real life, I guess, that the expedition would jeopardize everything and risk their own lives for one member of the expedition, especially when they did not know him well and he was not a very likable fellow in the first place. But I recommend this one to those who like their sci-fi well done, sophisticated and not commercially dumbed down in order to be accessible to the entire families.
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