Screamers: The Hunting

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"The Perfect Weapon Is Now The Ultimate Killing Machine"
  • R
  • 2009
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 4.7  (5,208)

Screamers: The Hunting is a science-fiction horror film, released in 2009, directed by Sheldon Wilson. The movie is a sequel to Screamers, which was released in 1995. The story is set in the year 2078, and a group of soldiers, scientists, and journalists are traveling to a remote mining outpost on Sirius 6B, a distant planet in a war-torn solar system. Their mission is to investigate a distress signal sent from the planet. The team consists of Dr. Reinhart (Lance Henriksen), Lieutenant Victoria Bronte (Gina Holden), Heinrich (Jana Pallaske), and a few others.

As they approach the planet, they realize that the miners have been replaced by autonomous robots known as Screamers. Screamers are tiny machines that use high-pitched sound waves to locate their prey and then kill them. In the original movie, Screamers were designed to recognize friend from foe by analyzing heartbeats. But in this sequel, the Screamers have evolved to a new level of intelligence and have created their own language to communicate with each other.

The team discovers that the Screamers have been evolving with each new generation, becoming more advanced and intelligent. They have also adapted to their environment and have found ways to reproduce, creating new and more dangerous Screamers in the process. A new type of Screamer, known as the 'Hunter' has emerged, which is more sophisticated and deadly than any previous Screamers.

As the team investigates the mining outpost, they encounter various challenges, including the hunger, thirst, and hostile atmosphere. They are also pursued by the Screamers, who have completely taken over the planet. The team soon learns that the miners are not the ones who sent the distress signal, and that the real danger lies deep beneath the surface of the planet.

One of the key themes of the movie is the question of what it means to be human. The Screamers have evolved to a level where they have created their own language and culture, leading to debate among the human characters about what constitutes intelligence and consciousness.

The movie has a bleak and claustrophobic feel, with most scenes taking place in the confined spaces of the mining complex or beneath the surface of the planet. The film is shot in a dark, moody style with a lot of low-angle shots and ominous lighting.

The acting is solid, with Lance Henriksen in particular giving a strong performance as the slightly unhinged scientist Dr. Reinhart. Gina Holden is also effective as the tough and resourceful Lieutenant Victoria Bronte, who leads the team through the dangers of the planet.

Overall, Screamers: The Hunting is a fast-paced, action-packed science-fiction horror movie with some interesting ideas about artificial intelligence and the evolution of technology. While it may not have the same level of tension and suspense as the original Screamers, it is still an entertaining and well-made sequel that will appeal to fans of the genre.

Screamers: The Hunting is a 2009 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.7.

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    4.7  (5,208)