Far Cry

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Udo Kier and Til Schweiger in Far CryFar Cry

Plot

Two Seattle reporters investigate the deaths of mercenaries on an island off the coast of the Pacific Northwest.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 3.3/10 (7,312 voted)

Director:
Uwe Boll

Stars: Til Schweiger, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Natalia Avelon

Storyline
An adaptation of the first-person-shooter video game where Jack Carver, a retired Special Forces Officer who now is transport for hire, by people and cargo. On one particular trip Jack ferries a photographer 'Val' who wants to photograph old Japanese WW2 bases on some of the Micronesian islands. He goes through hell when his boat is attacked and destroyed by an unknown party while Val is away. Surviving by the skin of his teeth, he must now find Val and uncover what is truly happening on these dark and mysterious islands.

Writers: Michael Roesch, Peter Scheerer

Cast:

Til Schweiger

Jack Carver


Emmanuelle Vaugier

Valerie Cardinal


Natalia Avelon

Katia Chernov


Udo Kier

Dr. Lucas Krieger


Chris Coppola

Emillio


Ralf Moeller

Max Cardinal


Craig Fairbrass

Jason Parker


Michael Paré

Paul Summer

(as Michael Pare)


Don S. Davis

General Roderick


Suzanne Ristic

Theresa


Jay Brazeau

Ralph


Mike Dopud

Leader


Steffen Mennekes

Young Mercenary


Michael Robinson

Tourist George


Carrie Genzel

Tourist Laura



Details

Official Website:
Official site [Germany]|
Official soundtrack site|

Release Date: 2 October 2008

Filming Locations: Deep Cove Marina, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada



Box Office Details

Budget: $30,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: €305,200
(Germany)
(5 October 2008)
(201 Screens)

Gross: €566,594
(Germany)
(2 November 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Goofs:

Continuity:
While mercenaries chase down Valerie and Jack with boats, Parker's pistol is shown to be empty in close shot (slide is locked to back-position). In the next cut the weapon is reloaded again (slide is where it is supposed to), but in the next shot immediately after it the gun is empty again.

Quotes:

[from trailer]

Dr. Krieger:
[From Trailer]
You're just a simple boat man.

Jack Carver:
I didn't say anything about being simple.



User Review

Forget the game it is based on and you might find it watchable

Rating: 5/10


This may be Uwe Boll's best movie ever. No,I'm not a fan. How could I
be. Uwe Boll is a director who shows no respect for his audience and
doesn't deserve respect when it comes to making movies. He even
admitted himself that he does it solely for the money. He is not
skilled at all and has got the creativity of an amoeba. But is that a
reason for not liking or watching his movies. Well,yes and no. It all
comes down to expectation. If you have none than "Far Cry" will
surprise you. Til Schweiger is well aware of Boll's reputation and
doesn't take it seriously which shows and is one of the strong points
of the movie. The second strong element are the action scenes which are
actually pretty decent and fun to watch. Does this movie has anything
to do with the game? Of course not(OK,maybe 1 or 2 elements are taken
from the game). Does it have a good story? Guess again. What about the
acting? At least it wasn't completely annoying and Til's Jack Carver
was very likable. "Far Cry" is movie that can be fun if you are able to
put your brain off.