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Under the Mountain (2009)

Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cameron ...
Sophie McBride ...
Leon Wadham ...
Chelsea McEwan Millar ...
Detective Gray
Johan / Lenart
Matthew Sunderland ...
Wilberforce Drone 1
Toi Iti ...
County Policeman
Richard Matheson
Michaela Rooney ...
Aunt Kay
Matthew Chamberlain ...
Uncle Cliff
Miriama Kamo ...
News Reader
Wilberforce Drone 2
Wayne Gordon ...
Wilberforce Drone 4


After their mother dies, teen twins Rachel and Theo are sent to live with relatives in Auckland, where they come across three alien races. The seven shapeshifting Wilberforces love all things rotten and seek to lay waste all of Earth through the power of the seven Gargantua, enormous slug-like creatures trapped, one apiece, under Auckland's seven volcanoes but soon to free themselves. Mr. Jones is an alien too, the surviving twin of a pair come to use their fire powers on the other aliens. Only twins can unleash the firepower from a set of magic stones, but after failure with a previous set of twins, Jones hasn't much hope for Rachel and Theo, though he doesn't know they can tele-communicate with each other. Written by statmanjeff

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for frightening action and peril, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

10 December 2009 (New Zealand)  »

Also Known As:

As Pedras de Fogo  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mr. Jones: On you way, boy.
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Remake of Under the Mountain (1981) See more »

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Good production but amazingly boring!
15 February 2010 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

There are only two reasons why i would waste my time writing about a movie. It is either because its brilliant or because it's a terrible waste of time! This movie falls into the latter category. Halfway into the movie, i find myself looking at the clock. Unfortunately, it didn't get any better. Wow, such great premise, how the hell did they miss the mark? The director is to blame here. It was so so lame and boring. The actors did a good job, though i would have to say that sometimes the reaction factor is kind of weak. Example, when Mr Jones was trying to heal Rachel, flames of fire came out of his hand, in reality any tom dick and harry would find this amazingly unreal and you would expect them to react in disbelief, but on the contrary, the kids are acted like they have seen this before. Wowsers! This movie gets a C from me.

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