The Mutant Chronicles

Directed by Simon Hunter
Written by Philip Eisner & Stuart Hazeldine
Starring: Thomas Jane, Ron Perlman, Devon Aoki, Benno Fürmann, Sean Pertwee, John Malkovich, Anna Walton, Pras Michel, Curtis Walker, Luis Echegaray, Tom Wu, Steve Toussaint, & Christopher Adamson
Release Year: 2008
IMDB rating: 5.5

Typical save the world film. Based on a role-playing game of the same name, the only good thing about this movie was, alas, the visuals, just like Hellboy II, but a bit better. Bad thing about ‘save the world’ themes is that they tend to follow the same formula. So, the plot was easy to predict. Unfortunately, the dialogues were awful, and tend to look silly if you ask me.

Acting was generally poor. Maybe due to poorly written dialogues. Also, to me, Thomas Jane was rather confusing. I wonder if he was playing a British or American. His accent was somewhat mixed up, unlike Sean Pertwee’s consistent accent.

Fighting scenes were moderately good, but I’ve seen better at Hellboy II. By the way, curiously enough, Ron Perlman and Anna Walton from the Hellboy II also played in this movie. Too bad, they were hardly impressive. Perhaps, poor script cost their performances dearly.

With just unique visuals similar to 300, only with more emphasis on the blood, this movie only deserves a 5.0. Poor dialogues and too predictable plot seem to be ruining the movie that could have been a lot better given a strong cast.

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