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Red Faction: Origins (2011)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | TV Movie 4 June 2011
On a Mars colony in the year 2145, an officer in a rebel militia discovers that his sister, who was abducted a dozen years before, is still alive and has been raised as a soldier whose goal is to bring about the destruction of her brother's faction.

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Michael Nankin

Writers:

Danny Bilson (story), Paul De Meo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Brian J. Smith ... Jake Mason
Danielle Nicolet ... Tess De La Vega
Kate Vernon ... The Matriarch
Tamzin Merchant ... Lyra
Devon Graye ... Leo
Gordon Kennedy ... Corvallis
Gareth David-Lloyd ... Hale
Tamer Hassan ... Stoller
Ariyon Bakare ... Ben Sharpe
Peter Bankole ... Ezra
Roger Ashton-Griffiths ... Grogan
Robert Patrick ... Alec Mason
Sarah Brown ... Sam
Samuel Davies Samuel Davies ... Young Jake
Isabella Blake-Thomas ... Young Lyra
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On a Mars colony in the year 2145, an officer in a rebel militia discovers that his sister, who was abducted a dozen years before, is still alive and has been raised as a soldier whose goal is to bring about the destruction of her brother's faction. Written by Deeww

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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4 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Czerwona frakcja See more »

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The movie is based on a franchise of video games with the same name "Red Faction". See more »

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Alec Mason: The dead don't want anything. That's one of the benefits of being dead.
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Spun-off from Red Faction (2001) See more »

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A decent SyFy movie? Now there's a surprise!
3 July 2012 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Now that is not to say that all SyFy movies are bad. A couple of tolerable, however a lot of them are bad, awful even. Red Faction: Origins isn't just the best SyFy movie I've seen in like a quarter of a year but also one of their better overall movies. Perfect it is not, but compared to the likes of Titanic II, Quantum Apocalypse and 2010:Moby Dick it is definitely watchable. Visually, it is mostly acceptable. The special effects are not really all that great, lacking finesse in how they look, though they have been far worse in quality before and since. However, the scenery is quite striking and the editing is not the choppy quality that I have often seen from SyFy. The music score does give some tension as well, much more driven than usual and a little more subtly used. The script does have moments of corniness, though again nowhere near as stilted or as aimless as before or since, while the story while not the most original on the block for once doesn't give the sense that you know what is going to happen when you shouldn't do, it's crisply paced rather than dull and there are some goof twists and turns. Although I did find the sister character irritating, the rest of the characters are much more likable and less stereotypical than those of the SyFy creature and disaster movies. The acting is also not award-worthy, but better than average with everybody especially the leads visibly trying to give further credibility and on the most part succeeding. Overall, definitely one of their better efforts. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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