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The Call Up (2016)

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | 24 June 2016 (USA)
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A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot 'em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.

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Charles Barker

Writer:

Charles Barker
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Credited cast:
Morfydd Clark ... Shelly
Parker Sawyers ... Str8 Shoot3r / Andre
Chris Obi ... The Sergeant (as Christopher Obi)
Tom Benedict Knight ... Marco
Max Deacon ... Soxxx_1 / Carl Anderson
Ali Cook ... Edward
Douggie McMeekin Douggie McMeekin ... Adam
Dino Fazzani ... Terrorist
Malcolm Modele Malcolm Modele ... Terrorist
Greg Kolpakchi Greg Kolpakchi ... Terrorist
Adriana Randall Adriana Randall ... Taylor
Boris Ler Boris Ler ... T3rrorist#1 / Zahid
Dave Goshorn ... Henchman
Stuart McNeil ... Terrorist
Mac Pietowski Mac Pietowski ... Terrorist
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A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot 'em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.

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This time it's for real.

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Action | Sci-Fi

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Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Játszma See more »

Filming Locations:

Birmingham, England, UK See more »

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The Sergeant (Chris Obi) has a mixture of ribbons from the Air Force Basic Training Ribbon (on top row for God's sake) to the Bronze Star (on the position of the least ranking -- it is the 20th military ranking of all military awards and is usually found on the top (highest ranking) row. There are other service and auxiliary ribbons that could be from JrROTC to Police/Fire to Foreign. All it takes for wardrobe to set these ribbons correctly is to look up the proper military service "Order of Preference." See more »

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Wasted opportunity
24 September 2016 | by demanufacturerSee all my reviews

Well shot and composed with good colors and contrast. Appropriate solid special effects and motion graphics, not over the top at all.

Yes these are aesthetic observations but aesthetics are important, especially in Sci-Fi. They're also the only good thing I can say about the movie.

Horrible acting and a horrible script. I don't know whats worse, the script or the casting. The stereotypes are also poorly written. For stereotypes. All the building blocks were there for something more coherent and edgy. A tighter script with some better casting could have turned this into a cult classic.

The missed opportunity is highlighted even more by the solid production work. Unfortunate.


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