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Spectral (2016)

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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
Mike Bodie ... Efrem (as Michael Bodie)
Philip Bulcock ... Sgt. Chris Davis
Miklós Bányai ... Benson
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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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USA | Hungary

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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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Chen and Comstock of UTAH Team are members of the 2nd Rangers. One could assume all of Utah Team consisted of 2nd Rangers. See more »

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When Dr. Clyne is being dragged to the helicopter, his feet kick around a large slab of concrete debris. Revealing it to be a very light weight material like Styrofoam. See more »

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Clyne: So, maybe there are things science can't answer.
[powering down]
Fran Madison: No. Wait, no. This is why we came here. This is the evidence. This is why you came, remember? Remember? So many people have died. You said it. You said, "I wanna know why."
Clyne: I know enough.
Fran Madison: You have to think about the bigger picture.
Clyne: I am.
[throws the switch]
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Spectral
14 December 2016 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Soldiers vs. ghosts... science vs. superstition. One of my favorite themes of fantastic cinema is the basis of Spectral, an entertaining experience which combines elements of Aliens, Ghostbusters and The Asphyx, made with an interesting visual style in extraordinary European locations, even though its irregular screenplay avoids it from being totally satisfactory. I liked the central mystery of Spectral, as well as the main character's deductions, whose attitude is sober and rational at the beginning, like it corresponds to a scientist, in order to later get into supernatural territory when the evidence becomes undeniable. The actors fulfill with the dramatic requirements of the screenplay, starting by James Badge Dale, who credibly integrates his character's scientific and heroic facets. Meanwhile, Emily Mortimer adds adequate doses of government paranoia, and a warm motherly warmth a la Ripley, when she must take care of Newt (I'm sorry, Sari), the orphan girl rescued from the ruins. And finally, Bruce Greenwood also makes a good work as the classic military leader full of courage and determination. On the negative side, the screenplay includes a big number of coincidences (ALL the materials the soldiers need are on the floor of the destroyed city, as if they were playing Doom), various poorly defined characters with prefabricated dialogues (it seems that screenwriter George Nolfi got paid extra cash every time he wrote "Go!") and a general narrative superficiality which betrays the ingenuity of the ideas explored by the movie. But, well... despite my complaints, I had a good time watching Spectral, and I can give it a moderate recommendation because of that


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