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A sci-fi/thriller story centered on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.

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Civil Unrest in the European country of Moldova has US forces engaging the insurgents however there is a new threat who has decided both are their enemy. This new threat resides in an alternative spectrum that makes them invisible to the naked eye and instant death to anyone confronting them. Locals believe they are Spirits of War but others believe they are superior arms technology fabricated by the Moldova government.. Written by -Kirk

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A supernatural Close Encounters of the Third Kind.


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi combat action | See all certifications »

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Спектральный анализ  »

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In the scene where they are about to go into the building to save the squad of troops, that building looks like a house block, but when the scene changes indoors, that scene is taking place in Constanta Casino locate in Constanta, Romania. See more »

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One of the soldiers uses a totally bent grenade launcher, with the front pressed together. Yet he manages to fire several shots from it. See more »

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Clyne: So, maybe there are things science can't answer.
[powering down]
Fran Madison: No. Wait, no. This is why we came here. This is the evidence. This is why you came, remember? Remember? So many people have died. You said it. You said, "I wanna know why."
Clyne: I know enough.
Fran Madison: You have to think about the bigger picture.
Clyne: I am.
[throws the switch]
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Don't Expect Too Much ... and You Won't Be Disappointed
10 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

First, the Good: There is a lot of eye-candy - like a video game trailer. The production design, stunt-work, locations, visual FX (CG AND miniatures), score, and camera work are all very, very respectable - as good if not better than some more "mainstream" movies I've seen. The soldiers (for a change) look like they've actually handled a weapon before (although some of the tactics are kind of silly). The acting is decent -i.e. bland yet not so bad that it's distracting.

The Not-So-Good: The writing is borderline unforgivably bad - with more than a few parts ripped right out of other movies. I felt like I was getting hit with a cliché' club through most of it - and caught myself laughing out loud at how ridiculously BAD some of the dialog exchanges were. There IS one inkling of an original idea here (the genesis of the baddies) but that's about it. Everything else has been done before ... and probably too many times. The Deus Ex Machina factor plus the MacGuyver-esque solutions were really hard to stomach.

Overall, if you're bored and want to shut your brain down for 110 minutes, it's worth watching ... if only for the FX


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