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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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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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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

Lizzy Caplan, Mike Colter, and Michael Peña have all starred in Marvel productions. Lizzy Caplan in Marvel One-Shot: Item 47, Mike Colter in Luke Cage, and Michael Peña in Ant-Man. 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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Hurricane
Written by Lizzy Plapinger, Max Hershenow
Performed by MS MR
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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It's OK
27 July 2018 | by freqeteqSee all my reviews

The story is quite fresh, I went in not knowing anything about the film so didn't see the twists and turns that it takes coming, which is quite a rarity with movies these days for me. The effects both cgi and practical are well done for the most part, though some of the cgi does suffer from looking like really good cgi rather than something that's actually real. Overall though it's a solid bit of science fiction fare to spend a couple of hours with.

The negatives for me mainly concerned the child characters, they were badly written and it was obvious they were just there as plot devices to make things happen. There are 4 instances in the film where children were used purely because if they didn't do whatever stupid thing they did at that time then no action would have taken place, it's lazy writing 101. Plus they cried, constantly. The youngest one cried and whinged for probably 80% of her screen time and she had a LOT of screen time, and sure that may be the way a real child would behave if put in her situation, but hey, I'm watching a science fiction movie about an alien invasion with spaceships and laser guns, reality has already left the building so it wouldn't have hurt for them to tone down her reactions a little bit to make her less irritating.

There's an exposition dump in the 3rd act that goes on forever and the ending feels a bit anti-climatic (and setting up for a sequel that I doubt will ever happen), but I still gave this movie a 6/10, I enjoyed my time with it I think it's a solid 6 and I might have even given it a 7 if it wasn't for the annoying kids.


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