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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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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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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 »

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10 October 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Era da Escuridão  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,724 (USA) (24 April 2009)

Gross:

$4,724 (USA) (24 April 2009)
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Trivia

This film was originally offered to following directors, in order: - Stephen Norrington - John Carpenter - Roger Christian. 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

Severian: What do you believe in?
Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter: I don't get paid to believe, I get paid to fuck shit up.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits the following appears; In remembrance of Garth Thomas See more »

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Referenced in Teen Wolf: The Tell (2011) See more »

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Lord Of The Rings... In the future... With less walking. And story.
13 July 2008 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

I watched this film because Ron Perlman's in it and i'm always buoyed by seeing a man who looks like a gorilla act so well. I had no idea it's based on some kind of role-playing franchise, and frankly, i'm glad i didn't. To be honest i probably wouldn't have watched it if i did. After having just sat through it, i thought i should add a positive review because well, i liked it. I was a good film. The Mutant Chronicles did kind of remind me of Lord Of The Rings (bite your lips fanboys) because it got the plot out of the way pretty early on and the rest of the film was essentially spent trying to achieve the one valiant act that will save the day/world. Whereas LOTR is spread out over nine hours of character development (boy howdy are they noble, eh?) and beautiful scenery, The Mutant Chronicles chooses the less trodden path of gunfire, disposable characters and mutants. The film takes place in 2127 in a dystopian future where two of the four corporations who run the world accidentally let loose an ancient evil into the world. Cue some wacky bloodthirsty mutants overrunning the general population and generally being a nuisance. As the rich survivors escape to Mars, a small group of nihilistic ass-kickers and religious nuts travel to the centre of the Earth to stop the catastrophe, showcasing an amazingly short grieving process along the way. Just about every location is computer generated. Rather well i thought, though i know there are those who strongly disagree. The shortcomings of the CGI are helped along by a very dark look and feel with a fairly monochrome palette being preferred with the exceptions of some reds and blues (think Sin City). The Mutant Chronicles may well be a minor stylistic triumph, not letting itself get bogged down in plot, character development and all that important stuff. It seems as though the film makers settled on making it a pretty cool movie. And it is.


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