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Fundamental (2012)

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A small group of scientists are called in for a weekend of potentially historic research that spirals into a nightmare of fanaticism as we witness the lengths to which some people will go to defend their beliefs.

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Bill Hunt
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Francesca Emms Francesca Emms ... Sam
Thomas Rimmer ... John
Stathia Golding Stathia Golding ... Ange
Randall McDonnell Randall McDonnell ... The Pastor
Brigid Costello Brigid Costello ... Mara
Sam La Hood Sam La Hood ... Adam
Anne-Marie Jones Anne-Marie Jones ... Evie
Lawrence Makoare ... J.T.
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A small group of scientists are called in for a weekend of potentially historic research that spirals into a nightmare of fanaticism as we witness the lengths to which some people will go to defend their beliefs.

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On your own intelligence, rely not.

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Horror | Thriller

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New Zealand

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English

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Wellington, New Zealand

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$4,700 (estimated)
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ApeOnAWhale,Unlit Vistas See more »
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Stereo

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2.35 : 1
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Not Much Fun And Not bad Enough To Qualify As Mental
21 June 2013 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

The word " Fundamental " is defined as " A central primary/rule/principal on which something is based " The word often crops up when religion is discussed . It's also used erroneously when describing non believers as " fundamental atheists " when no such thing exists ? How do I mean ? As Richard Dawkins - himself often described as a " fundamental atheist " - is quick to point out there's no such thing as fundamental atheism . All atheists are open minded enough to believe in a God if there was evidence . So far there has not been the slightest evidence whatsoever there's a God or afterlife in any shape or form and in a world that has given us the text of Marx and Darwin it's very difficult to believe in God though we ( Atheists ) are more than happy to be proved wrong . Would a Jihadist be happy to see their opinion changed ? No , because they're fundamentalists who through their social conditioning won't listen to evidence . You see the point I'm making ?

FUNDAMENTAL is a New Zealand film that according to this website uses this principal as its premise . To quote the summary " A small group of scientists are called in for a weekend of potentially historic research that spirals into a nightmare of fanaticism as we witness the lengths to which some people will go to defend their beliefs " so it has all the makings of a good and perhaps cerebral psycho-thriller . Unfortunately the production doesn't live up to it's potential

Oh tell me more Theo , you've got me fundamentally intrigued

Well to be fair to director Bill Hunt it's his first film after spending a few years working in some massive productions and they don't get more massive than LORD OF THE RINGS and AVATAR so he handles things like camera work , editing and sound mix very well . The downside is he's working with a cast who are quite simply awful . When the Maori security guard opened his mouth and started delivering his lines in the manner of a bored ten year old appearing in the school play which led me to believe he was a real life security guard with the thespian skills of a snooker cue . As the film progressed it became obvious that he was Daniel Day Lewis compared to the rest of the cast who are mainly making their first - and probably last - appearance in a cinematic release . Supposedly the actors are playing characters whose very mortal lives are in peril but I've seen Christopher Hitchens giving a lecture show more fear than the people here . The villains are just as bad . If you want a non actor playing a religious maniac you could do worse than phone up the God Channel and ask Pat Robertson if he wants to star in a movie


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