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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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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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA | Hungary

Language:

English | Russian | Romanian | Slovenian

Release Date:

9 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spectral See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though James Badge Dale and Max Martini both appeared together in 13 Hours before this film, Spectral was actually filmed first in 2014. See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in Moldova, but is shot in Hungary. this is often visible through-out the film. E.g. the Budapest church 'St. Stephen's Basilica' is fully featured when the team first drives into the city. 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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Why all this hate?
12 December 2016 | by Bob_SfougkarakisSee all my reviews

Is this the best movie of 2016? ABSOLUTELY NOT! Is this the worst movie of 2016? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

Spectral is just a decent movie which I wouldn't recommend to everybody. By that I mean, if you are someone who watches 3-4 movies/month, skip Spectral and watch something else, a more 'worth- your-time' movie. On the other hand, if you watch a lot of movies (more than 3-4/week) and you are into sci-fi and a gamer(optional), then watch it.

*Nice special effects: check.

*Somewhat interesting plot: check.

*Decent acting: check. *Is everything plausible or scientifically backed up: NOPE.

*Does plot come without holes: NOPE (but how many movies or series have flawless script and plausible/possible scenes? Especially the sci-fi ones?).

At the end of the day I enjoyed watching this film more than, let's say, hmmm... :

*The Expendables 2,3,4,...,244

*Transformers 2,3,4,...,127

*Fast and Furious #WeLostCount...

Nothing more, nothing less than a solid 6/10. I will definitely watch it after a couple of years.


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