Inspired by a short story by visionary author Philip K. Dick, Screamers: The Hunting is a mind-shattering sequel to the legendary sci-fi cult thriller! It's been thirteen years since the robotic killing machines known as S... more »creamers destroyed the human population of Sirius 6B. But now a distress signal brings a team of rescuers to the supposedly abandoned planet. Can it be a long-lost colony of human survivors? Or have the Screamers evolved into something even more sinister...half-man/half-machine hybrids that need to escape Sirius 6B to finish their mission: the complete annihilation of the human race?« less
Delmar T. from SANFORD, NC Reviewed on 7/31/2010...
Good science fiction movie!
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Winford R. Williams | US | 01/25/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This film is not as good as the first Sceamers movie by far, but it's just kinda cool, to see the Sceamer universe continue, I just wish that Peter Weller's character didn't die at the end of the last fime, so that he could have been in this one as well as the girl who played has daughter, she was an Ok actress, and kinda cute, but the film just needed some better story telling, better direction, and perhaps some better acting by some of its cast."
OK if you don't ask for much
Margaret Dybala | Pearland, Texas United States | 02/21/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"An abandoned mining colony (on another planet) has sent out an SOS. Could it be that someone or group has survived the disaster there? The disaster of robots gone homicidal? The crew of a rescue ship have 6 days to do a find and rescue before the planet is destroyed by an impending meteor strike.
If you are a Philip K. Dick fan you will want to see this sequel to the original film "Screamers," an adaptation of one of his stories, just so you can say that you've seen 'em all, but otherwise there isn't much merit to this film, unless you really enjoy decapitations and general blood soakings. Whenever someone stuck out his/her head we all ducked and made "Ewwww" noises.
But, I have to say that my family thought it was an OK way to pass the evening. What did we expect? We had seen the original screamers and actually liked it. The combination of PKD and Peter Weller was irresistible. Weller always brings a certain edginess to his characters; a certain hint of depths, much to his credit. There were a few interesting cast moments in this sequel, but mostly we just passed the time trying to identify who was fulfilling which cliche role (i.e., expendible, whiner, hero, etc).
Having said all that, we have seen so many movies of this kind that didn't even have a plot that could be followed, and we could follow this storyline just fine. So that is a plus.
b-gat | Austin, TX United States | 06/14/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The official Amazon.com review here isn't totally fair to the director or this movie. This is actually very high quality for a direct-to-video release. The cinematography is good, the special effects are competent, the dialogue is no worse than any Jerry Bruckheimer movie I've seen in the last five years, and the acting is actually quite good. (No one was ever going to win any Oscars for being in this movie, but seriously, all the performances here are on a par with Judi Dench in Chronicles of Riddick. It's not the actor's fault if he doesn't seem entirely believable while he's getting torn in half by a robot - they do the best they can with the movie they're in.)
The script is also better than your average SyFy channel fare. It has a number of really good ideas, not all of which are stolen from other movies (though some of them are). There's a very well-developed theme here of corruption, for instance, about what can lead a character to make colossally bad decisions. The script does have some weak points, though, and those generally come in the form of colossally bad decisions by the main character that aren't sufficiently motivated, that are just there to advance the plot. If those had been ironed out in order to get from point A to B to C and so on without causing the viewer to lose respect for the protagonist, this movie would definitely have been worthy of a theatrical release. As it is, it's still worth two hours of your time.
I haven't actually seen the first Screamers, by the way, but I'm definitely going to check it out after seeing this one.
P.S. This movie has a slight identity crisis when it comes to who it thinks its audience is. It has some pretty aggressive gore, so not all sci-fi fans will be totally happy with that. At the same time, it's not scary enough to be a horror movie by any stretch, and the amount of gore is nowhere near enough to keep hardcore splatter-film lovers interested. If you're a sci-fi fan who thought that scene in Scanners where the guy's head explodes was pretty boss, then you'll probably like this movie."
Screamers: The Hunting
A. Pierre | Somewheres | 06/30/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"When I sit down to watch a movie, I want to enjoy the film and not ponder if what is happening on the screen can really happen or if it'll tell me the meaning of life. It's escape and nothing more. With that being said, this film is damn good. I paid for a brand new copy for three bucks and I'd highly recomemnd it to sci-fi and horror fans. Alot of cool gore and the speical effects arent too bad. Highly entertaining and recommend watching it.