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Shockwave Darkside (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 22 August 2014 (UK)
It is the last, great war. Out of the wreckage of a troop transport, five soldiers on the way to battle find themselves stranded on the dark side of the moon. Cut off and behind enemy lines... See full summary »


Jay Weisman


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Credited cast:
Mei Melançon ... The Machine
Bill Sage ... Dalton
Sonequa Martin-Green ... Private Lang (as Sonequa Martin)
Rich Ceraulo Ko ... Corporal Kim (as Rich Ceraulo)
Alexander Cendese ... Private Schorr
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Elwaldo Baptiste Elwaldo Baptiste ... Medic Wilson
James Barrett James Barrett ... Private Hayes
Brianne Blessing Brianne Blessing ... Video strip poker hologram
Cynthia Braga Cynthia Braga ... Soldier #3
Kacie Brown Kacie Brown ... Gunship 'Irma' Co-Pilot
Matt Carless Matt Carless ... Moon Base Battery Gunner
Flyn Cooley Flyn Cooley ... Moon Base Announcer 2
Jean-Paul Cummings Jean-Paul Cummings ... Gunship 'Irma' Co-Pilot (as J.P. Cummings)
Frank D'Agostino Frank D'Agostino ... Gunship 'Irma' Co-Pilot
Dan DeFilippo Dan DeFilippo ... Soldier #4


It is the last, great war. Out of the wreckage of a troop transport, five soldiers on the way to battle find themselves stranded on the dark side of the moon. Cut off and behind enemy lines, they start a dangerous journey through snipers and minefields back to their home territory. As their numbers dwindle and nerves fray, they make an amazing discovery about the moon that just might save their lives. Written by Jay Weisman

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22 August 2014 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Harwich, Massachusetts, USA

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Possibly the worst movie ever made
27 August 2014 | by mungfleshSee all my reviews

Shockwave Darkside 3D (as it was at the cinema) is unwatchable.

The 3D had big issues; I kept fiddling with my glasses to see if the problem was on my end but nope, it was the movie.

That aside, the story is non-existent, or at least well hidden.

And another thing, the special effects were truly horrible. Think "The Last Starfighter" from 1984 and you might have an idea what I'm talking about, except that at least that movie was doing something new. Who cares if you could argue they look vaguely realistic, they looked crap, like a not so expensive video game. Even budget effects can look good or fitting, or at least fun. These were none of the above. Cold, stark and clinical like Tron (1982), but Tron was meant to look like a video game - this was probably not.

But excluding all this, the acting was wooden and it was hard to recognize any of the characters, whose faces were obscured in ridiculous space suits.

I walked out after twenty minutes because I couldn't take any more.

To those who remained, I applaud you.

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