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A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Nic Mathieu

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Ian Fried (story), Nic Mathieu (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Badge Dale ... Clyne
Emily Mortimer ... Fran Madison
Bruce Greenwood ... General Orland
Max Martini ... Capt. Sessions
Cory Hardrict ... Alessio
Clayne Crawford ... Sgt. Toll
Gonzalo Menendez ... Captain Marco Cabrera
Ursula Parker ... Sari
Aaron Serban Aaron Serban ... Bogdan
Stephen Root ... Dr. Mindala
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Akingbola ... Sgt. Steve McFadden
Tsogbaatar Batzorig Tsogbaatar Batzorig ... Weapons Engineer
Michael Bodie ... Efrem
Philip Bulcock ... Sgt. Chris Davis
Miklós Bányai ... Benson
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Storyline

Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. Written by -Kirk

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A supernatural Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi combat action | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Russian | Romanian | Slovenian

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Avetinjsko See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

When the DARPA Scientist arrives at the base initially he passes by former Slovak Air Force Mig 21s and other Soviet era fighters jets marked as if they were US Air Force jets. See more »

Goofs

While the locals are supposed to speak Moldovan/ Romanian, many of the lines (especially with Sari) are actually in Slovenian or other languages. See more »

Quotes

Clyne: [about Sessions men gearing up again] They don't stop, do they?
Fran Madison: I don't think they know how.
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Something old, something new
9 December 2016 | by Jon_LuciferSee all my reviews

Didn't learn about this movie till a week before it was released, and based on the previews alone I was thoroughly excited. The preview gave it a "Final Fantasy: Spirits Within" feel to it; however, while watching it with the same expectation I also had a feel to another blockbuster "Aliens." Both movies I loved for my own reason, and felt this movie pulled those reason into one to make this, so two thumbs up.

Actors I felt were on point, as well as effects. Probably watch it a few more times with the hopes to dive deeper into the meaning, though I feel I got the premise on the first viewing.

Being prior military, I did like watching their tactics; yet, having never been a Special Forces Operator I'm sure there are aspects that have been Hollywood, but from my own personal experience the stuff I did notice did fall in line to what I have done, so good on them for getting those right.

Highly recommend the movie for Combat and Scifi experience. While taking things (maybe not intentionally) from some older movies, I really felt this was a whole new experience and loved every second of it.


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