5.7/10
13,058
92 user 62 critic

Kill Command (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi | 25 November 2016 (USA)
Trailer
2:04 | Trailer
Set in a near future, technology-reliant society that pits man against killing machines.

Director:

Steven Gomez

Writer:

Steven Gomez
Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't fight the future.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Before leaving the base, a smartpad reads that the destination is the CHUCKCHI SEA, an area north of the Bering Straight, and geo-coordinates are for near the west-end of Herald Island. Herald Island is Russian and devoid of trees. See more »

Goofs

The helo pilot shuts down the engines to offload the troops (at 11:40). In real life, no turbine pilot would shut her down for just a minute or two, the engine would stay running with the collective at flat pitch. Restarting a turbine after a short shutdown is not a good thing, nor could it be assured. See more »

Connections

References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Kill Command Main Title (Iusco Remix)
Original Music By Stephen Hilton
Remix performed by Ivan Iusco
(p) 2016 Great Temptation
See more »

User Reviews

 
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.


22 of 35 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 92 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kill Command See more »

Edit

Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$25,427
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vertigo Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed