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A fantasy not meant to be taken seriously, the strength of the film is definitely the action and fighting scenes. The tightly executed initial chase is probably the action highlight of the film, and features good interaction between Schweiger and Vaugier. To add a few laughs, Carver is later teamed up with Emilo (Chris Coppola), "the food guy", for a nicely done boat chase sequence. The big finish is an extended fight in the facility, that has some good moments. Til Schweiger is quite good as the tough, brooding, silent type, but the attempts at humor fall a little flat most times.
Creation of an ultimate fighting machine has been done before (Universal Soldier comes to mind), and featuring white skinned ubersoldiers, Far Cry is just not that interesting.Read more ›
This is the first film that I've seen by Director Uwe Boll, who apparently is a magnetic for criticism. So while I know virtually nothing about his past work, I do know that Far Cry came off as something shot for cable TV.
As far as the story, I was incredibly disappointed with the changes made to the original. Changing the setting from a South Pacific Island chain to the coast of Canada was the first mistake. It's bizarre that they make a point to keep Jack Carver in the same tropical shirt as the game, but in chilly Canada instead of the tropics. While Carver is portrayed by the experienced Til Schweiger, it makes absolutely no sense that the character was rewritten as a German soldier.
Emmanuelle Vaugier is exceptionally hot as Valerie Cardinal, but that does little to redeem the character being rewritten as a journalist instead of a secret agent. The biggest shame is that there are no Trigens in the film, only bulletproof mutant soldiers that look like seasick versions of the Incredible Hulk.
I'd hardly consider this film even worth a rental. If you're like me, and you enjoyed playing the original Far Cry game, you will more than likely dislike this movie. Which is a real shame, because the original story had so much potential.
And unfortunately that is what Boll did in "Far Cry," yet another loose adaptation of a video game. When he isn't boring his audience with awkward insta-romance and truly abysmal action scenes, Boll attempts to make us shoot ourselves with the least funny comedy I have ever seen. This is comedy that makes you cry instead of laughing.
Journalist Valerie Constantine (Emmanuelle Vaugier) has heard rumors of the evil scientist Dr. Krieger (Udo Kier) being holed up on a small island guarded by soldiers, and suspects something is amiss. Since she's an idiot, she has planted her uncle Max (Ralf Möller) on the island as a spy. Yes, he does get caught.
So Valerie hires Jack Carver (Til Schweiger), an ex-Special Forces soldier who now gives boat tours, to take her to the island. But soldiers immediately attack them, blowing up the boat. And when they try to infiltrate Krieger's stronghold, they quickly discover that he has something worse than just genetic experiments: he's creating unstoppable supersoldiers.
As an action movie, "Far Cry" is actually somewhat better than most of Boll's wretched filmography, but that doesn't keep it from being brain-meltingly bad. There are giant chunks of the plot that are never explained (Carver refusing to admit he was ever a soldier), and massive continuity errors that sometimes occur within the SAME SCENE. Consider when we see a supersoldier's skin deflect a bullet... only to be pierced by a needle two minutes later. Oops.
But what sets this apart from dreck like "Bloodrayne" and "Alone in the Dark" is the comedy. Yes, Uwe Boll is trying to be funny. Intentionally funny. And it is DIRE.Read more ›
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Pretty awful....only bought it to see the tenth-of-a-second scene of Anthony Bourdain's movie career.Published 20 months ago by Rudy
Bought the movie as a gag gift because it's so bad. Understand though that I dislike the movie and that's why I gave it a one star rating.Published on November 13, 2013 by James V.H.
Yes, this wasn't the greatest movie ever made, but it was different, and while it did not look the same as the video game, they did a good job with making it what became of it. Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Garrett Yarbrough
I LIKED THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT HAS A GOOD STORY AND UDO KEIR IS A GREAT VILLIAN IT'S PRETTY MUCH ABOUT SUPER SOLIDERS THE ENDING COULD'VE BEEN BETTERPublished on January 3, 2013 by Ahmad R.R.
What can we say about Uwe Boll? "House of the Dead" was one of the worst, darkest, most shameful moments in cinematic history. Read more
It says a lot about director Uwe Boll's infamy that his adaptation of a video game as popular as Far Cry remains as obscure as it does, to the point that three years after its... Read morePublished on November 26, 2012 by Michael
This is an awesome movie based on one of my most favorite video games, Far Cry. It has good action, some humor, and it sticks pretty true to the original plot of the game. Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Eric P. Scheurer