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Far Cry (2008)

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An ex-special forces soldier turned boatman is hired by a journalist to investigate a top-secret military base on a nearby island.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jack Carver
... Valerie Cardinal
... Katia Chernov
... Dr. Lucas Krieger
... Emillio
... Max Cardinal
... Jason Parker
... Paul Summer (as Michael Pare)
... General Roderick
Suzanne Ristic ... Theresa
... Ralph
... Leader
... Young Mercenary
Michael Robinson ... Tourist George
... Tourist Laura
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Storyline

Jack Carver, a German ex-special forces soldier turned boatman, is hired by Valerie Cardinal, a journalist, to take her to a nearby island where her uncle Max works in a top-secret research facility, smuggling information out. However, the facility's director and evil mastermind Dr. Krieger is actually creating genetically modified super-soldiers with no intelligence, and Uncle Max and Val are taken by Krieger's mercenaries. It's now only up to Jack and his trusty handgun to save them and defeat Krieger's evil minions. Written by Lumos

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Rated R for bloody violence | See all certifications »

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2 October 2008 (Germany)  »

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Far Cry Warrior  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€305,200 (Germany), 5 October 2008, Limited Release
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Is actually based on Ubisoft's Far Cry Video game See more »

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In the scene after the mutants escape and one is seen jumping from a high platform Jason is seen holding a M4A1 rifle. The next scene he is shooting the mutant but is now holding a G36k See more »

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[from trailer]
Dr. Krieger: [From Trailer] You're just a simple boat man.
Jack Carver: I didn't say anything about being simple.
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Soundtracks

Onaway
Performed by Richard Smith
Music & Lyrics by Jacques de Rooij & Richard Smith
Published by X-Tended c/o Arabella Musikverlag GmbH
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Turn off your head and relax
23 April 2009 | by See all my reviews

It's definitely more than 3 when you want to relax. It's not serious movie thou, not even good action one - although the action is fine. I watched it after the game and I think the game has better story. :-) But I simply forgot about the game, watched the simple movie with some action and not exactly believable romance in it, and I was relaxed. Opening scene might be the best part as it looks like sci-fi stuff, but the rest is still OK. Acting is like the movie, probably the romance in the bed is the worst part (although I generally like bed scenes and I'm very forgiving there ;-)), some action parts are way too long (one chase with the mutant) but otherwise it's quite solid average movie based on a simple script without any great idea. The thing that is great about this movie is that it's generally quite smooth and it didn't make me angry like my last bad experience (Flight of the Phoenix http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377062/). No far-fetched scenes, no embarrassing dialogs ("You better be here when I return" :-)), no forced drama. Easy, smooth, flowing average action. There are better movies outside that made me rather unsatisfied because they looked more serious. This is NOT serious even if it's not a comedy. It's simply B class (or C?) action movie. Not a bad one. Probably the missing point is the worst problem - but hey, who would expect a point here?


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