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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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Simon Hunter

Writer:

Philip Eisner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter
Ron Perlman ... Brother Samuel
Devon Aoki ... Cpl. Valerie Duval
Sean Pertwee ... Capt. Nathan Rooker
Benno Fürmann ... Lt. Maximillian von Steiner
John Malkovich ... Constantine
Anna Walton ... Severian
Tom Wu ... Cpl. Juba Kim Wu
Steve Toussaint ... Capt. John McGuire
Luis Echegaray ... Cpl. Jesus 'El Jesus' de Barrera
Pras Michel ... Captain Michaels
Shauna Macdonald ... Adelaide
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Science Monk
Christopher Adamson ... Hodge
Nicholas Ball ... Plutocrat
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2008 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Crónicas mutantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,724, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$6,820

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,131,057
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Mitch Hunter's rank insignia on his lapels is actually the insignia of a U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (E-7), just flipped upside-down. See more »

Goofs

The bead on the radar drastically changes position from one shot to the next, when the team's transport is being attacked by the mutant flown civilian craft. 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 »

Alternate Versions

Theatrical cut ca. 100 min. and director's cut ca. 112 min. See more »

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

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It is what it is.
26 April 2009 | by likeshiminleatherSee all my reviews

Fans of Sci-Fi have had to withstand much worse offerings than this movie. I was entertained and the movie kept my attention. I had, originally, just started it as "background noise", but had to rewind it because it began to draw my attention. I watched the making of and, considering the the budget they had to work with, the fact that they used models and matte instead of CGI, the special effects could have been a lot worse. I felt the acting was believable and I didn't see any obvious holes in the plot. I'd watch it again and would recommend it to a fan of Sci-Fi.

I've never understood the indignation of some of the posters on these boards. The movie wasn't over-hyped and is, honestly, quite enjoyable.

I think the cast,crew, and special effects teams all deserve a thumbs up.

Just my humble opinion.


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