Mutant Chronicles [Blu-ray]
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Loved the fact that I was able to watch a pre-theatrical release at home. for those of you who thought it was overpriced, 9.99 is what you pay to see a movie in the theater and I watched it with my sons, saving an addition $30.00, so this movie was a bargain. I'd highly recommend this movie to people who like the genre. Special effects were good and I really enjoyed the steampunk aspect of the weapons and vehicles. COAL POWERED SPACECRAFT AWESOME!
Based on a role playing game, the basic outline was there. Fans of the game though have complained at the changes made. In any event, we are presented with a world of the future ruled by four warring corporations constantly in battle. During the latest conflict, a seal set in the ground is broken and an army of zombie like mutants, each with one single spear-like arm, is unleashed.
History reveals that this seal was put in place by a religious order when an alien spacecraft descended to Earth and began changing men into these mutants. Nearly defeated, man conquered this invasion and sealed the machine in the ground. The order maintained a book telling the tale as well as preparing for the day the seal might be broken. That day is now.
As mankind heads off planet to Mars, Brother Samuel (Ron Perlman) puts together a rag tag group of misfits who man be the planet's last hope. Former combatants are now untied to save the world as instructed by the chronicles. Armed with a secret bomb they don't even know how to use, they head deep underground towards the machine with the hopes of destroying it.
Among this group are the lesser characters, those that you know are just fodder for the mutant horde to follow. But the natural leader of the group is Mitch Hunter (Thomas Jane) who seems cynical to the extreme but whose humanity shines through at the oddest moments. Along the way he saves a group of survivors and later attempts to rescue his old commander from the mutants.Read more ›
I loved the look of the movie--it had a sort of retro-future feel to it. I absolutely loved the look of the technology, the coal-powered flying machines were just about as awesome as anything I have ever seen in any movie.
The characters were well-played by all of the actors (including a small part by John Malkovich, and a favorite of mine--Ron Perlman). Thomas Jane did a terrific job as the lead character. His scene at the end of the movie was perfect.
I am impressed with what the director (Simon Hunter) did with a small budget and will definitely be watching for any other films directed by him.
What more can I say--it was great fun for me!
This movie had no success at all on the big screen, which is a pity. The producers spent plenty to make an atmospheric, dark, bloody and quite effective film. It came to only two theaters in the US for a one week run. It deserved better.
Veteran actor Thomas Jane, a solder, joins Ron Perlman, a priest of an ancient order, and a band of warriors to attack the alien machinery that turns people into undead killing machines. The action takes place 10,000 years after the first alien attack that nearly succeeded in wiping out humanity. The alien artifact, a gigantic underground city filled with the mother of all steam and flame factories, had been sealed by the founder of Perlman’s religious order. Humans, fighting against one another, blow the sealed city open, releasing hordes of fast moving undead creatures manufactured from humans.
While humans that can get passage flee to other planets, the intrepid band treks across a planet under attack by the mutants. Lots of very gory fighting ensues. As part of the mutation process, one arm of the former humans is changed into a large cutting blade. This adaptation proves quite effective in dispatching opponents.
This is British director Simon Hunter’s third outing. We think that his showing here will recommend him to future producers. Along with Jane and Perlman, who have leading roles, quirky actor John Malkovich has as small role as the leader of one of the four human corporations that rule the world. In every respect this film is a cut above the normal low budget films that typically make up the general run of the genre. We have the sense of a genuine world, different and strange, for the characters to inhabit.
Even though the film brought in a scant $1.6 million world wide at the theaters, I recommend with a strong three brains. The film runs for one hour and 51 minutes.
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A bit dark, with steam-punk space ships that run on coal.
What can I say, It's better than reruns on a Saturday night.
It was much better, that the old reviews let on. This is a movie based on a game after all. It had a good cast and was very stylish. Read morePublished 2 months ago by John P Horton
If this isn't the worst movie ever made, it's in the running. And such a cast! I bet the poor luminaries suckered into this thing hide it somewhere. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Cat Writer
Got this when I saw it on SyFy for a friend - unfortunately, it wasn't the same cut as the one we had seen on cable. Still okay but missing some great lines.Published 3 months ago by Librarian
This was an epic movie until the end. They leave you completly hanging with zero closure. Hate when movies do that.Published 4 months ago by Nightlistic
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