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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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Uwe Boll
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Til Schweiger ... Jack Carver
Emmanuelle Vaugier ... Valerie Cardinal
Natalia Avelon ... Katia Chernov
Udo Kier ... Dr. Lucas Krieger
Chris Coppola ... Emillio
Ralf Moeller ... Max Cardinal
Craig Fairbrass ... Jason Parker
Michael Paré ... Paul Summer (as Michael Pare)
Don S. Davis ... General Roderick
Suzanne Ristic Suzanne Ristic ... Theresa
Jay Brazeau ... Ralph
Mike Dopud ... Leader
Steffen Mennekes ... Young Mercenary
Michael Robinson Michael Robinson ... Tourist George
Carrie Genzel ... 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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Country:

Germany | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 October 2008 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Far Cry Warrior See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€305,200 (Germany), 5 October 2008, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Is actually based on Ubisoft's Far Cry Video game See more »

Goofs

While mercenaries chase down Valerie and Jack with boats, Parker's pistol is shown to be empty in close shot (slide is locked to back-position). In the next cut the weapon is reloaded again (slide is where it is supposed to), but in the next shot immediately after it the gun is empty again. See more »

Quotes

[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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It wasn't terrible, certainly not a 3/10...
2 May 2009 | by tkchessSee all my reviews

I am well aware of Uwe Boll's work, I am also aware that the people on this site are not fond of his work and mercilessly down-rate his productions. That said, I don't think this movie is worth only a 3 or 4 out of 10.

The acting wasn't terrible, then again there wasn't much acting to begin with. The movie seemed like something out of the 1980's with its numerous action sequences, a lot of which involved boats, water and explosions.

The movie's plot didn't exactly follow the game's, but it worked to some extent. Simply put, there is a crazy scientist genetically engineering soldiers to be super soldiers. One of the normal soldiers on the island decides to organize a meeting with his journalist niece on the island to expose the work and in the process gets caught. The niece hires Jack, a guy who runs his own tourist boat, to get to the island to meet her uncle. She gets caught, Jacks goes to save her and also gets caught. Blah blah blah blah, Jack and the niece escape and live happily ever after...oh and the scientist guy dies. You know, your standard Hollywood movie plot...there's a bad guy, the good guy infiltrates and gets caught, eventually escapes and in the process kills the bad guy and destroys his evil operation.

Yeah, at times it drags, and yeah the guy who plays Jack isn't a native American which doesn't really work since the guy in the game comes off as your run-of-the-mill beer drinking American. The action sequences involve fake guns and props which appear to be just that...and yes, we can blame the director as he likes to rush his dreck movies into theaters which allows for little post production time...but the movie worked well. I put it on par with any other fairly rated action movies with similar plots that lack any sort of serious character development...Collateral Damage, Eraser, Escape from LA, Mission Impossible 2, Resident Evil movies, Tango & Cash, xXx, etc. In other words, if you are looking for just another run-of-the-mill action movie where the good guy wins, bad guy loses, and there is no character development, Far Cry is another movie to put on your NetFlix.


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