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Extinction (2018)

TV-MA | | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi | 27 July 2018 (USA)
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A father has a recurring dream of losing his family. His nightmare turns into reality when the planet is invaded by a force bent on destruction. Fighting for their lives, he comes to realize an unknown strength to keep them safe from harm.

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Ben Young

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Spenser Cohen (screenplay by), Brad Kane (screenplay by) (as Brad Caleb Kane) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Peña ... Peter
Lizzy Caplan ... Alice
Amelia Crouch ... Hannah
Erica Tremblay ... Lucy
Lex Shrapnel ... Ray (as Alexander Shrapnel)
Emma Booth ... Samantha
Lilly Aspell ... Megan
Mike Colter ... David
Israel Broussard ... Miles
Sandra Teles ... Wellness Center Woman
Tom Riley ... Wellness Center Patient Chris
Michael Absalom ... Phil
Mina Obradovic Mina Obradovic ... Shelby
Joe Corrigall ... Medic
Nikola Kent ... Luke
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Storyline

A family man is plagued by dreams of loss. But his dreams turn out to be more prophetic than paranoid when the planet is attacked by an offworld invasion. As he fight to protect the people he loves, he discovers he has a hidden strength that can keep them safe from harm.

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We were not here first.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Extinction See more »

Filming Locations:

Serbia

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Ben Young and Emma Booth's second feature film collaboration together after Hounds of Love (2017). Young and Booth have been friends for over a decade prior to filming Extinction. See more »

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Despite being repeatedly blown up and shot at by the aliens, at the 45 minute mark, Alicia's make-up is still utterly faultless. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Peter: [narrating] Our world never stops moving. Changing. Evolving. Every day we go about our routines - work, home, family - but who are we? Who am I? You think you know your beautiful wife, your adorable kids, and who you work for. But what if you don't? And the truth, once you knew it, would change everything.
[the attack begins, then he awakes]
Alice: You have a nightmare?
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Soundtracks

Don't Wake Me Up
Written by The Newton Brothers & Callaghan Belle
Performed by JoJo, Callaghan Belle & The Newton Brothers
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Extinction: Nice surprise
11 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

What is it with Netflix lately? They're taking over, everything I watch seems to be a Netflix original movie. And in some cases such as this one that's not entirely a bad thing.

Extinction is an oddly enjoyable little scifi tale starring Michael Pena, Lizzy Caplan and Mike "Luke Cage" Colter. I went in knowing nothing and expecting very little and walked away pleasantly surprised.

I'm not a big sci-fi guy and the cover certainly makes this look like a generic alien invasion film. I can assure you that it isn't, in fact it's a well constructed highly original clever little movie.

Arguably it's a big "Twist" style movie so I can say very little. What I will say however is that it's well worth a watch regardless of your stance with the sci-fi genre. I found myself genuinely shocked by what I was watching and that doesn't happen very often.

Netflix gets another thumbs up for one of their originals, good going.

The Good:

Some excellent ideas

Looks great

The Bad:

Mike Colter is underused

I still struggle to like Michael Pena

Yet another Netflix movie that feels like it should be a tv show

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Lizzy Caplan is immortal and refuses to age


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