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Taking Earth (2017)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 17 March 2017 (USA)
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The human race is thrown into chaos as an alien invasion takes control of the planet in an effort to find one boy out of 7 billion people who holds the power to destroy them.

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Credited cast:
Ronan Quarmby ... David
Brad Richards ... Garabon / Graeme
Barbara Harrison Barbara Harrison ... Ellen
Marco Torlage Marco Torlage ... Cameron
Richard Sorensen Richard Sorensen ... Devanera
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bingham Harry Bingham ... Collective
Nancy Bingham Nancy Bingham ... Nancy / granny B
Virgilio Da Silva Virgilio Da Silva ... Irekhull
Tyla Goodwin Tyla Goodwin ... Shanna
Mark Leonard Mark Leonard ... Richard
Tsenolo Neo Mofokeng Tsenolo Neo Mofokeng ... Warehouse IO
Siphiwe Nhlapo Siphiwe Nhlapo ... Frankie
Claudia Noble-Areff Claudia Noble-Areff ... Reveniah
Ingeborg Quarmby Ingeborg Quarmby ... Fran
Noel Smith Noel Smith ... Collective
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The human race is thrown into chaos as an alien invasion takes control of the planet in an effort to find one boy out of 7 billion people who holds the power to destroy them.

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Finding Cam See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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$250,000 (estimated)
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Digital Forces See more »
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2.35 : 1
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A Lesson In 'How Not Too'....
21 March 2017 | by lewilewis1997See all my reviews

Gets 2 stars for good camera work & locations.0 stars for anything else. Here's how the film got made;

"Money"?"Yeh, some". "Script"?, "Well, almost, still working on the dialogue", "We also had to steal some ideas, heard of 'I Am Number 4' Boss"?

"Locations booked"? "Yeh, did a sweet deal with the tourist board, got some belters, bru"!

"CGI"? "Got some degree students from Jo'burg Uni', they're using it for their degree show, so working for free"!

"Actors"? "There's a problem, boss. We've spent most of the money, and we still need a catering truck...." "So"?! "We're using the local high school Am-dram club, seem like pretty nice kids". "But can they act"?! "Wellllll.......not as such, boss, but they're enthusiastic, and free".

If Edward J Wood Jr had made films in South Africa, this is how they'd be. The upside is that E.J.Wood Jr created a whole new sub level of B movies that have earned a dedicated (if small) following. Maybe this will be seen as the same in 40 or 50 years time? A possible campus cult classic, but don't hold your breath. May even be the cause of a new sub level, like 'Z Movie' perhaps?


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