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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

Writer:

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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comando Kill See more »

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Vertigo Films See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Kirby and Ajala were both in Jupiter Ascending (2015). See more »

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At 03:56, the location of the training exercise is revealed as Chukchi Sea (coordinates 71.404478,175.767485, some 730 KM West of Alaska). However, 71°24'16.1"N+175°46'03.0"E is open sea , with the nearest Island being Wrangel Island at about 114.81 KM from that point. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) 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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A good film held back by its script
19 May 2016 | by hypersonic8999See all my reviews

This film had the potential to be one of the best sci fi this year. It's low-budget, yet the actors, the scenery, the CGI, the costumes, the effects, the music, the sound they are all top quality.

The direction could have been a bit less cliché at times, in how it handled scenes with "he's watching you" tension. But action/battle scenes manage to deliver a hardcore experience while keeping the atmosphere claustrophobic. I love especially that the battles make sense tactically (except one detail on one scene).

The film manages to pull off its universe. It keeps things believable and consistent. It takes care to explain to the viewer what is happening in terms of technology, without detracting from the action and the suspense.

BUT, the script is horrible. Just when the film manages to pull you in, there comes a bad line or a glaring plot hole to wrench you out again. The actors are great, but they can't shine because their lines are too unrealistic or non-sensical. It made things awkward. On one hand the actors do their job well, on the other hand, you know they are actors because no one in real-life would talk like that in any situation. It's like the script writers made a list of topics to include, but they never filled them out. Dialogues jump wildly from one point to another. Emotions and characters are given the spotlight in one scene only to be abruptly shut down the next.

The plot holes create too many questions. I found myself too often thinking "but that's not how it works" or "isn't this supposed to be different?" or "what happened between here and there". If it wasn't for the bad script I think this film would have easily been an 8/10 for me. Maybe even better.


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