Screamers: The Hunting

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4.71 h 35 min2009X-RayR
In this sequel to the cult classic SCREAMERS, a rescue team is lured by a distress signal to a long abandoned planet where they encounter an army of robotic killing machines whose sole objective is to escape to Earth and destroy the human race.
Directors
Sheldon Wilson
Starring
Gina HoldenJana PallaskeGreg Bryk
Genres
SuspenseAction
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Lance HenriksenTim RozonChristopher RedmanDave La PommerayJody RichardsonStephen AmellHolly O'BrienDarryl HopkinsSteve LushStephen DunnJustin MadolSarah SmallLynley HallShaun JohnstonRuth LawrenceEdward Quinlan
Producers
Paul PopeStefan Wodoslawsky
Studio
Imagination Worldwide
Rating
R (Restricted)
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4.2 out of 5 stars

335 global ratings

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  2. 15% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 19% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 5% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 4% of reviews have 1 stars
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Human ShieldReviewed in the United States on August 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
Not bad for a sequel, but not great - very medium
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This isn't as good as the original, but the acting was decent and the effects weren't too bad and it's got Lawrence Heinrichsen. The plot is a bit unfocused and retreads much of the same ground as the first one, but it could have been a lot worse - the story is serviceable and the main characters, while not terribly memorable, are at least not horrible; I didn't really care that they died, but I wasn't rooting for their deaths either. The whole movie is like that - neither good nor bad but sorta medium; it's up to you whether you find that a recommendation or a warning.
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Andrew T. CourserReviewed in the United States on June 11, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
pretty good, could of been better with simple plot changes.
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I had no idea they made a sequel. The original scared the crap outta me when I was a kid. I thought this one was pretty decent for a B sci-fi movie, but it did have nearly twice the budget and was probably only half as good as the original. everything that unfolded in the movie was so laughably predictable, sooo many missed opportunities. I'm not going to go into spoilers but just a few tweaks to the story and how the screamers behaved... man, that would have made ALL the difference between 3 stars and 4.
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Harland NicholsReviewed in the United States on November 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
good seller
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good movie
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Steven M. Kuhnhofer Jr.Reviewed in the United States on August 31, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Almost as good
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I really enjoyed the movie. It has some decent pacing and the acting is believable. The plot does have some holes in it but none that destroy the movie. I personally was not too thrilled about the ending but that is just my taste I think. (Nope not going to give a spoiler.) I think that the movie suffers most from expectations from the first movie. I didn't help myself in that regard since I bought both movies at the same time and watched them back to back. If you liked Screamers you will enjoy this movie.
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Nathan BedfordReviewed in the United States on April 9, 2015
4.0 out of 5 stars
enjoyed it
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Saw screamers 1 a decade ago and really enjoyed it. This comes pretty close but it should have taken the opportunity to go over the top in effects. The ending also begs for a sequel, which is distasteful, but though cliched at least the sequel is potential and not, as in Hunger Games, necessary.
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Big EReviewed in the United States on September 7, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Sequel
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Impossible ending, Terminator meets Rosemary's Baby.
Kindle CustomerReviewed in the United States on February 28, 2009
4.0 out of 5 stars
Great Sequal
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Screamers came out back in 96 and was a huge success on many levels. Adding special Effects with good acting and a great Sci-Fi tale of terror. The Hunting is a sequal that lives up to the original.

A Team of Soldiers Respond to an SOS on a planet thought to be un-inhabited. But they find that there is a civillian presense on Serius 6B as well as a dark secret from the past that has been biding its time to exact its revenge.

The story is nothing new to sci-fi and acting is moderate, however the Special Effects stand out the most due to thier Suprising Detail. most straight to DVD films lack good effects, not so with this one.
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Kindle Customer DanReviewed in the United States on March 29, 2012
3.0 out of 5 stars
Somewhat of a let down after the original Screamers
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I have long been a fan of the original with Peter Weller but this sequel lacked much of the punch and dynamics of the original - I watched it and almost regretted buying it, almost. If you are expected the same strong story line and performances of the original this will fall short.
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