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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.

Director:

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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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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Country:

USA | UK

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,820, 28 May 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,131,057, 28 May 2012
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The characters of Mitch Hunter and Max Steiner were previously playable in the video game "Doom Troopers" for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. 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

Lt. Maximillian von Steiner: Any last words?
Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter: Shut the fuck up.
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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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Stylish Adventure
7 September 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

At the end of the Ice Age, The Machine came from the 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 constant war. During a battle between Capitol and Bauhaus, the great seal is broken and The Machine works again transforming soldiers and civilians in 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 (Ron Perlman) is a believer of God and the Chronicles, a bible about the mutants. With the city under siege of the mutants, he visits the Corporations' leader Constantine (John Malkovich) 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 'Mitch' Hunter (Thomas Jane); the Bauhaus Lieutenant Maximillian von Steiner (Benno Fürmann); the keeper of the Chronicles Severian (Anna Walton) that is under a vow of silence; the gorgeous and lethal Corporal Valerie Duval (Devon Aoki); Corporal Juba Kim Wu (Tom Wu); Captain John McGuire (Steve Toussaint); and Corporal Jesus 'El Jesus' de Barrera (Luis Echegaray). Together they become the last hope of Earth against the evil mutants.

"The Mutant Chronicles" is a stylish adventure with a dark cinematography that recalls "Dark City" and "Metropolis" and interesting concepts of war in the trenches (like in World War I) and riveted flying machines (burning coal, like the ships in the beginning of the Twentieth Century). In the end, "The Mutant Chronicles" is neither a masterpiece nor a bad movie as indicated in many reviews; just an entertaining and stylish movie, with reasonable story and acting and great cinematography and especial effects. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Era da Escuridão – Mutant Chronicles" ("The Age of Darkness – Mutant Chronicles")


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