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Awaken (2015)

A Perfect Vacation (original title)
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A random group of people wake up on an Island where they are being hunted down.

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Mark Atkins

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Mark Atkins (story by), Natalie Burn (story by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason London ... Rich Napier
Robert Davi ... Quintin
David Keith ... Dr. Walsh
Michael Copon ... Nick
Natalie Burn ... Billie Kope
Edward Furlong ... Berto
Daryl Hannah ... Mao
Vinnie Jones ... Sarge
Michael Paré ... Xander
Christa Campbell ... Kat
Daz Crawford ... Stitch
Augie Duke ... Chloe
Philip Tan ... Todd
Katrin Assi Katrin Assi ... Erin
Mykayla Sohn ... Violet
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In this action thriller, Billie Kope, searching for her sister who disappeared in Mexico, awakens on a remote island with no memory of her abduction. She teams up with a group of survivors, where her skills in Russian Special Forces combat help them resist sinister black operations soldiers who hunt them down and abduct them for reasons unknown. For Billie, the mystery of the island is ultimately connected to the fate of her missing sister and one which when uncovered, will bring violence down on not only the island but the perpetrators of this bizarre and diabolical scheme in continual need of fresh victims to awaken. Written by Natalie Burn

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"The only way out of this Island is in the body bag!" See more »


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Awaken
Performed by Natalie Burn
Written by Mark Gozman (ASCAP) and Ethan Edwards (BMI)
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Actually rather pointless...
13 June 2017 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Granted "A Perfect Vacation" (aka "Awaken") had scored relatively low here on IMDb and given the ensemble of cast that starred in this movie, I just wasn't sure whether or not I would sit down to watch it. I ended up doing so, solely because it had Daryl Hannah listed on the cast list.

The movie starts out well enough, although the storyline didn't really make all that much sense in terms of being realistic or particularly entertaining. The storyline in "A Perfect Vacation" was weak and vague, and most often seemed like a muddy mess of random ideas thrown out there and put into a not particularly coherent order.

The setting of the movie was quite good, with the jungle and the Island. So there were some nice enough visuals throughout the movie, although this was hardly enough to make up for the many shortcomings of the movie.

There are some familiar names on the cast list, including Edward Furlong, Vinnie Jones, Christa Campbell and Jason London, although these are hardly talents that I am overly impressed with much less fan of these people. Alongside these were Daryl Hannah, Robert Davi and also David Keith, the two selling points for the movie in my opinion.

25 minutes into the movie and I already found my interest in the movie quickly waning and my attention span started to drift elsewhere. But still I decided to stick with the movie and see how it would turn out.

The movie is very predictable, and of course sharks would show up once people were getting off the Island to escape the horrible ordeal that takes place on the Island.

The characters in the movie were adequate, although there was not much of any character development going on. But the characters have enough details and personalities to keep remaining interesting enough to bear witness to as the movie trotted on in a very monotone pace.

"A Perfect Vacation" was just barely entertaining enough for a single viewing, but trust me, it was a hard pressed one. More than once was I tempted to get up and find something else to watch. Should you make it through the entire movie the first time, chances of you returning to it a second time is as likely as snow on the sun.


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English

Release Date:

7 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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