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The Blackout (2019)

Avanpost (original title)
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Life on Earth is rapidly destroyed except for a small area in Eastern Europe.

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Ilya Kulikov
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Credited cast:
Aleksey Chadov ... Oleg
Pyotr Fyodorov ... Yuriy Grubov
Svetlana Ivanova ... Olga
Lukerya Ilyashenko ... Alyona
Kseniya Kutepova ... Marina Osmolovskaya
Konstantin Lavronenko ... Major Dolmatov
Filipp Avdeev ... Zhenya
Artyom Tkachenko ... Id
Yuriy Borisov ... Lieutenant Maksim Kasatkin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Maksim Artamonov Maksim Artamonov ... The Doctor
Mikhail Bondin Mikhail Bondin ... The Sportsman
Viktoriya Borisova Viktoriya Borisova ... The Wounded
Oleg Boyko Oleg Boyko ... Oleg's Father
Oleg Chugunov Oleg Chugunov ... Styopa
Simon Dobravets ... The Foreign Officer
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No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe even life is being reported from the Space. What military forces find outside the Ring is shocking. There are dead corpses everywhere: in stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? How long will the last outpost of mankind survive?

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Director of the film Egor Baranov claims that his film is more anti-war because he did not try to show the strength of the military in the film, as it was in the films Transformers (2007), Top Gun (1986), and in many other Hollywood films. See more »

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Written and Performed by Mike Shinoda
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It's a shame nobody hired a good editor to cut out at least 30 minutes
24 May 2020 | by TopDawgCriticSee all my reviews

What was good could've so easily been grand, and that's what failed this film, and that's a real shame.

I'm no filmmaker, but if someone gave me this screenplay, I would've rid it of some major plot and technical issues, and had at least 30 minutes cutting here and there, particularly the many unnecessary, long, and repetitive scenes. Although the pacing was decent, those terrible scenes made this film feel dragged out and felt like it was more than 3 hours long. There was just way too much filler, for the little substance that was stretched out to its 127 mins runtime. Cutting/editing it down to 90 minutes would've been perfect for this film, and done it so much justice.

The visuals and SFX were outstanding, and the ship and its inside on par in creativeness and originality with Hollywood blockbusters. The cinematography was great, and the sound/score on point. The concept of the story was different in a clever and unique way, and that's refreshing.

I liked this film, but I really wanted to love it. Nevertheless, it's a well deserved 8/10 for this epic Ruskie sci-fi flick.


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Release Date:

21 November 2019 (Russia) See more »

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