Director Simon Hunter gives his film a distinct and ambitious visual style with tons of matte paintings and green screen — some painfully obvious in their one-dimensionality. The Blu-ray of the disc looks absolutely incredible and the vast amount of content listed below included with the special features make this one earn its keep price-wise. Sean Pertwee as a gruff military man and sword-slinging monkette Anna Walton are about the only members of the cast who emerge unscathed; everyone else falls somewhere between mediocre and dismal. An item that is used but still in very good condition. After purchasing the movie and sitting down to watch it, I was stunned to encounter a production whose only relation to the games is similarly-named characters and a general level of technology although the reasons behind it are never explored in the movie.
. I admire the hard work that goes into these disappearing techniques, but the overall look lacks polish, with foreground actors jutting unnaturally from the hand-made backgrounds. The mutants multiply by millions and they destroy all before them. A three minute making-of featurette has been tossed on as well, documenting the four day shoot and the five months of post-production! It is a good movie and a definite must see if you are interested in scenarios for role-playing or wargaming. Fans will enjoy this track, and even those overly critical of the final product may muster some minor respect for the film after listening. Survivors in the cities seek out some sort of sanctuary offworld, but these steam-powered spacecraft can only carry so many, and those with the means are begging, borrowing, and stealing to score the treasured boarding passes think the letters of transit from. And this one is one of them.
So I am really happy to see a movie that is not like the others. Minimal wear on the exterior of item. Just expect a few wince-inducing moments. Mitch, being the last survivor, is ultimately successful in activating the ancient device, causing the machine which was actually part of a spacecraft to blast off into space. Likewise, the dynamic range is solid and well-grounded.
It largely recaps the premise, lobs out some of the same interview snippets featured elsewhere on this disc, and briefly touches on the unique approach to its production. However, this can result in some functions no longer being available. First up is pre-production: a peek at the make-up and prosthetics, fight choreography, storyboarding, cast readthroughs, and camera tests. Some patches of red do come across as noisy and unstable, and perhaps that's a side effect of the filmlike texture that's been infused after the fact into this digital production. Created on digital sets, the picture is highly stylized, with every color drained from the photography except for red, leaving a graphic novel appearance that amplifies the violence. Mitch barley manages to escape.
I think it's animation is also unique, you recognize that a lot is computer-animated but you don't really care cause it's done really good for a B-Movie. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes. Archived from on February 27, 2009. The look of the mutants is disturbing and effective: the sickly texture of their skin, their crimson eyes, and the fleshy, serrated blade that grows in the place of an arm. However, a hero defeated the device and a great seal was laid over The Machine.
Also, expanding on the history of who sent the mutant machine, what was its purpose, and how did the monks overcome them the first time would have given the suicide mission more credence. There's also some infrequent banding but hardly enough to distract. Follow the madness further at For further online adventure, please visit What Do You Think? As the mutant plague threatens human extinction, a single squad of soldiers descends into the Earth to save mankind. Available with optional commentary by the director. Mutant Chronicles video Unfortunately that is where my interest ended. The documentary is divided into five distinct chunks.
It's like seeing photos edited by someone who has newly discovered Photoshop —the filters, masks, and colorations are a bit sloppy and overenthusiastically applied. Assembling a squad of soldiers armed to the teeth, including Major Mitch Hunter Thomas Jane , Samuel leads the team into the bowels of the planet to stop the machine once and for all. The first is a set of fifty pieces of conceptual art: the transformation of man into mutant as well as several different takes on the fully-formed creatures, battlegrounds, steampunk hardware, weaponry, and even different versions of the logo. Fast-forward three minutes and the world is suddenly overrun by the hideous beasties, prompting mass-evacuations to other planets. A group of volunteers put their corporate loyalties aside and battle the evil. Well, so is director Simon Hunter, who gives the visual scheme of the picture everything he's got, crafting a handsome gorefest only to be undermined by budget constraints and a laughably crude screenplay the actors seemed embarrassed to recite.
Crawling onto land he sees the rocket disappear into the sky, realizing he is the prophesied savior of mankind, despite not believing in a god. The storyline deviates completely from that point into a bad, bad place. Aoki basically reprises her Sin City role here, and her prowess with a sword is her character's only real contribution to the plot. On paper, at least, it sounds incredible -- certainly unlike most anything else being churned out these days -- but disappointingly, the execution's much too badly fumbled for Mutant Chronicles to be worth seeking out. Grievously wounded and partially mutated, he lights a final crooked cigarette. Pressman, director Simon Hunter, and actor Devon Aoki. No damage to the jewel case or item cover, no scuffs, scratches, cracks, or holes.