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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

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Danny Bilson (story), Paul De Meo (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Language:

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Release Date:

4 June 2011 (USA) 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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Good game movie and a good syfy movie
2 September 2011 | by warriorscotSee all my reviews

While not strictly faithful to the game its still close enough to be relevant(think Dune movies vs. Books) and captures the theme of the games pretty well. And its not as if the games have such a fantastic story to begin with, at least not the newer titles.

This movie has some great actors from US and UK sci-fi shows and they all do a pretty good job. Certainly you will have seen them all put on better performances but they are all capable actors. The story was pretty good although it would have been just as good a movie set during the time frame of the games and opened up a potential franchise of decent TV movies or miniseries.

Certainly worth watching for fans of the game and its a great example that just because its a game doesn't mean the movie has to suck. Yes I am talking to you Herr Boll. And as a standalone movie it is brilliant even better considering it is a TV movie. And its by far the best syfy movie I have seen in a long time if ever and if it had more budget it could certainly have had a successful theatre release.

A solid movie and an excellent watch, its pretty much a 6 but I gave it a 7 for being an example of a game adaptation done right and some favourite actors having good parts.


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