In the year 2707, war rages between Earth's four giant Corporations as they battle over the planet's dwindling resources. Amid heavy combat, an ancient buried seal shatters, releasing a horrific mutant army from its eterna... more »l prison deep within the Earth. As the mutant plague threatens human extinction, a single squad of soldiers descends into the Earth to save mankind.« less
Chad B. (abrnt1) from CABERY, IL Reviewed on 2/17/2012...
When I first heard this film was being made I couldn't figure out why. Why make a movie based on an obscure board game (similar in many ways to the Warhammer 40K franchise)? How the director was able to get the funding and name actors was due to a short film he made (included on the Special Features dvd). This film is an amazing example of how cgi has evolved. The majority of what's onscreeen is cgi, but unlike Avatar (where the cgi is obvious) here it's used to create a far more realistic environment. This is a gory and very violet future war film dealing with a select group who must stop a horde of possessed mutants. Entertaining.
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Not bad, but nothing special either
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 08/05/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Mutant Chronicles finally makes its way to DVD, and despite some negative press surrounding it, the film as a whole isn't so bad at all. Taking place in the distant future where Earth is run by four warring corporations, a race of mutants is awakened and begins laying waste to everything and everyone in sight. Spiritual elder Brother Samuel (Ron "Hellboy" Perlman) thinks he knows how to lead humanity to salvation, so he gathers a crew of soldiers for a suicide mission. Most notably among them are Thomas Jane (The Mist, Hung) as rugged soldier Mitch Hunter, and Sin City's Devon Aoki; and they all make their descent to save the world. While Mutant Chronicles is capably directed and features CGI effects that range from halfway decent to Sci-Fi Channel (or is it ScyFy Channel now?) quality, the film's biggest flaw lies in its pacing. The first half of the film is sadly boring, but it does manage to pick itself up for the second half, and doesn't let go as the film races towards its conclusion. Jane and Perlman are good, and despite the dim lighting, there are some fairly decent action scenes to be found here. All in all, Mutant Chronicles isn't anything special in the least, but it is definitely worth a look for sci-fi/action fans at the very least."
Jack D. Gibson | 11/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was thoroughly and pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this litte film.
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!"
Christopher C | USA | 08/06/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have seen mixed reviews of this film with a lot more leaning toward negative than positive so I wasn't expecting much. I think that mindset helped me really enjoy this film. This is one of those films that may very well garner a cult following especially if it enters into a heavy cable rotation. It can be a bit confusing at times and the effects do betray the budget limitations here and there but all in all I really did enjoy the movie. Pop in this one and the viking/spaceman/alien monster flick Outlander for some good quality, low budget, sci-fi escapist fun."
G. George | PA USA | 09/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie was exactly and precisely what I was hoping it would be. The cast was great. The story was great. And the ending was right on. I loved it. It was a little hard sometimes to understand the dialog, but that was a minor inconvenience. Thomas Jane has turned into a pretty good action star, and John Malkovich will mesmerize you as usual...especially with his strange speech impediment. Enjoy"