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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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Taglines:

The 23rd Century. The Darkest Age Has Come. 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:

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Malkovich shot his role in two days. See more »

Goofs

With 11:04 remaining in the fight between Brother Samuel and Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter, the camera cuts to an over head shot where both of Ron Perlman hands can clearly be seen, with out the mutated arm. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Maximillian von Steiner: Any last words?
Maj. 'Mitch' Hunter: Shut the fuck 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 »

Connections

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

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Surprisingly Good
15 August 2009 | by reverend_darkshadowSee all my reviews

So, going into this film, I was not expecting to much. However, after watching this film, I can say I was impressed. There were good actors with Okay rolls. I also have to say, this is what CG effects and backdrops were used for, to give low budget films the interesting environments and effects without killing the budget.

To say the least about this film, it ranks as a top notch SyFy Channel movie. Yes, there are a couple movies on that channel that were good films, and this would be comparable, at the least, to them.

Admittedly, you don't really "feel" for many of the characters, other than Sgt. Hunter. His character, of course, was the primary of the bunch, so that makes sense. The remainder of the cast is just for support, and add for drama.

I have to say, I would like to see a sequel, considering how the film ended. I won't go into that as not to spoil anything.


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