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Kill Command (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 November 2016 (USA)
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Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

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Steven Gomez

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Steven Gomez
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Complete credited cast:
Thure Lindhardt ... Bukes
Vanessa Kirby ... Mills
David Ajala ... Drifter
Mike Noble Mike Noble ... Goodwin
Bentley Kalu ... Robinson
Tom McKay ... Cutbill
Kelly Gough Kelly Gough ... Hackett
Osi Okerafor ... Loftus
Damian Kell Damian Kell ... Winder
Tim Ahern ... Harbinger Exec
Sam Huntington ... S.A.R (voice)
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Set in a near future, technology-reliant society is creating killing machines. Against this backdrop an elite Marine unit is helicoptered in to a remote, off-the-grid island training facility, to test the capabilities of the latest prototypes. They set up positions and make short work of the AI targets in the killing field. However, overnight their sentry goes missing, and when they find the corpse the next day they find themselves in the killing field and the tables have turned. The Marines fight to survive on an island that is overrun by an enemy intelligence far beyond their predecessors, which learns from their every move. Written by themightykazoo

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You can't fight the future.


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Kirby and Ajala were both in Jupiter Ascending (2015). See more »

Goofs

The sound of the rotor blades of the twin-helo transport ship (example at 7:20) is too slow given the rotor diameter and number of blades (including the counter-rotor). This sound is more suited for a 2-bladed big chopper like the Huey, not for a 6-blade counter-rotor with shorter blades. See more »

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References 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) See more »

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Kill Command Main Title (Iusco Remix)
Original Music By Stephen Hilton
Remix performed by Ivan Iusco
(p) 2016 Great Temptation
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Rich animation caries the sci-fi through the slumbering pace
14 May 2016 | by quincytheodoreSee all my reviews

"Kill Command" resembles another glossy movie from last decade; "Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within" in both positive and negative ways. Story follows a female specialist and a group of soldiers as they are trying to figure out the secretive nature of their enemy, in this case a horde of combat machine. The movie looks good even though the narrative might feel stale as it progresses sluggishly.

Its most valuable asset is certainly its graphic, the effects are riveting and it brings out the sci-fi aspect really well. Camera angles are done to accommodate the sequences between humans and machines, even if there's slight editing twitch, the graphic is a solid feature. Cinematography and color tone work fine to present a secluded setting, both the contrasting outdoor nature and futuristic hallways or rooms. Audience would clearly see the near-future vibe it aims for.

Unfortunately, story moves in sloppy march. It has a good mystery aspect, but nearly everything is repetitive in motion. It doesn't give clear characterization either beyond the gifted girl wanting to understand the situation while the soldiers just want to survive and get the mission done. Acting is presentable only to that effect. It seems that it could fit more, or tidy up some scenes to shorten the length in favor of more content.

As a sci-fi "Kill Command" delivers a fine visual despite its by-the-number narrative. It's enough to separate itself from the horde and a decent foundation for a thriller.


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25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

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$25,427
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