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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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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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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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2.35 : 1
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DARPA stands for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. They are responsible for the development of new weapons and technology for the United States Military. A good portion of their work is developing technology for use by the USSOCOM, United States Special Operations Command which oversees the US Military's special forces units. Examples being the Army's 75th Rangers, Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs and Marine Corps Force Recon. See more »

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At the 9:30 mark, when the C130 is approaching the airport, the plane is way too high to be able to land on the runway, unless he wants to hit the FAR end. Aircraft glide slopes shouldn't exceed 30 degrees, and this plane would almost have to fall out of the sky to land on the front 1/3 of the runway. See more »

Quotes

Clyne: I think you're reaching.
Fran Madison: Our business requires us to make suppositions.
Clyne: My business requires us to prove them. Your technician's job is to find glitches, so, he sees glitches. Your job is to find the enemy, so, you see the enemy. Locals believe in spirits, so they see spirits. Everyone is biased in one way or another. So, my answer to you right now is that we lack data to support any theory.
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Don't Expect Too Much ... and You Won't Be Disappointed
10 December 2016 | by joe6629See all my reviews

First, the Good: There is a lot of eye-candy - like a video game trailer. The production design, stunt-work, locations, visual FX (CG AND miniatures), score, and camera work are all very, very respectable - as good if not better than some more "mainstream" movies I've seen. The soldiers (for a change) look like they've actually handled a weapon before (although some of the tactics are kind of silly). The acting is decent -i.e. bland yet not so bad that it's distracting.

The Not-So-Good: The writing is borderline unforgivably bad - with more than a few parts ripped right out of other movies. I felt like I was getting hit with a cliché' club through most of it - and caught myself laughing out loud at how ridiculously BAD some of the dialog exchanges were. There IS one inkling of an original idea here (the genesis of the baddies) but that's about it. Everything else has been done before ... and probably too many times. The Deus Ex Machina factor plus the MacGuyver-esque solutions were really hard to stomach.

Overall, if you're bored and want to shut your brain down for 110 minutes, it's worth watching ... if only for the FX


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