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Under the Mountain (2009)

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Under the Mountain is a movie starring Tom Cameron, Sophie McBride, and Oliver Driver. Teenage twins battle dark forces hidden beneath Auckland's volcanoes.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Cameron ... Theo
Sophie McBride ... Rachel
... Mr. Wilberforce
Leon Wadham ... Ricky
Chelsea McEwan Millar ... Clementine
... Detective Gray
... Johan / Lenart
... Wilberforce Drone 1
Toi Iti ... County Policeman
... Richard Matheson
Michaela Rooney ... Aunt Kay
Matthew Chamberlain ... Uncle Cliff
Miriama Kamo ... News Reader
... Wilberforce Drone 2
Wayne Gordon ... Wilberforce Drone 4
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After their mother dies, teen twins Rachel and Theo are sent to live with relatives in Auckland, where they come across three alien races. The seven shapeshifting Wilberforces love all things rotten and seek to lay waste all of Earth through the power of the seven Gargantua, enormous slug-like creatures trapped, one apiece, under Auckland's seven volcanoes but soon to free themselves. Mr. Jones is an alien too, the surviving twin of a pair come to use their fire powers on the other aliens. Only twins can unleash the firepower from a set of magic stones, but after failure with a previous set of twins, Jones hasn't much hope for Rachel and Theo, though he doesn't know they can tele-communicate with each other. Written by statmanjeff

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Rated PG-13 for frightening action and peril, and for some sensuality | See all certifications »

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Theo: What would your old man say if he knew what you were doing in here last night?
Ricky: I wasn't doing anything thanks to you. What do you want?
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Remake of Under the Mountain (1981) See more »

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Scary Fun for all!
23 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

I saw Under the Mountain at the cinema and recently purchased the DVD. My teenage sons loved the film as did I. New Zealand is on a roll lately and Under the Mountain shows what can be done with a load of kiwi talent and a cracker story.

Sam Neill is fantastic, as always, but what really stood out for me were the two leads. Gone are the days of stage acting in our movies, a perfectly pitched performance from all. I'm looking forward to seeing what Mr King makes next, he is clearly an incredibly talented man.

The visual effects are amazing, as expected from having WETA involved.

I recommend this movie to anyone who loves to be entertained, suitable for the entire family. The DVD has a great making of as well.

9 out of 10


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