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From the Sea (2013)

Atlantic Rim (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | Video 9 July 2013
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When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard the US Government is forced to trust a trio of mischievous soldiers, specialized in piloting gigantic robots, to defend America.

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Jared Cohn

Writers:

Richard Lima (screenplay), Thunder Levin (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Greene ... General Hadley
Anthony 'Treach' Criss ... Lieutenant Jim Rushing (as Treach)
David Chokachi ... Red
Jackie Moore ... Tracey
Nicole Alexandra Shipley ... Stone
Larry Gamell Jr. Larry Gamell Jr. ... Smith (as Lawrence Gamell Jr.)
Steven Marlow Steven Marlow ... Sheldon
Jinhi Evans Jinhi Evans ... Quinn
Sara Bond Sara Bond ... Jennifer
Melissa Foster Melissa Foster ... Ensign
William Shannon Williams ... Dagger (as Shannon Williams)
Marquez Linder Marquez Linder ... MP (as Marquez Kinder)
Conner Bryan Conner Bryan ... Joey
Nicole Dickson ... Margaret
Demetrius Stear ... Lieutenant Wexler
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When giant monsters crawl out of the Atlantic Ocean and attack the Eastern Seaboard the US Government is forced to trust a trio of mischievous soldiers, specialized in piloting gigantic robots, to defend America.

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Aliens Invade! Mankind Fights Back!


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Trivia

The movie was released on July 9th, 2013 to capitalize on Pacific Rim (2013), which was released in the U.S. on July 12th, 2013. See more »

Goofs

At 1:05:50, a character says Manhattan was not evacuated because the bridges got too tangled. The scene then cuts to a bridge showing very light traffic. See more »

Connections

Referenced in I Hate Everything: Superhero Movies (2017) (2018) See more »

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The Asylum did it again... Can you say KA-CHING...?
21 July 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

Another Asylum cash-in on a summer blockbuster. Like they did with "Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies" just in time before the release of "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" or "I am Omega" as "I am Legend" came out, so again they do it with "Atlantic Rim" in the time of "Pacific Rim".

It is just shameful, isn't it? But still, you know what you get with the productions and movies spewed out by The Asylum. Lower budget version of potential blockbusters, with failing dialogue and even worse CGI effects.

However, I will say that in the more recent time, The Asylum has started to post more money into the CGI effects, and it is paying off. The effects in "Atlantic Rim" were actually quite alright. Though the movie was just suffering from being a cheap knock off of "Pacific Rim".

The storyline in this movie requires no brain activity, just switch into auto-pilot and watch the movie as the three good guys in their mecha armor suits beat up some colossus aquatic monster that came from God knows where.

As for the dialogue in the movie, well it was bad, really bad. I have never heard soldiers talk or communicate in the way that they did in this movie. And some of the things they say was just downright embarrassing to witness.

And the acting in the movie was equally bad. Steven Marlow (playing Sheldon Geise) looked like he had a bad case of diarrhea, while Graham Greene (playing Admiral Hadley) was like a drone totally devoid of emotions at all. And David Chokachi (playing Red) looked like he was trying to do a reenactment of "American Ninja: The Musical" - if there was such a thing.

This is not one of the better movies to make it out of The Asylum's drawing board, not even by a long shot. Everything here was rushed and seemed to be half-hearted. If you are going to copy something and cash in on something, at least do it properly.

For a Sci-Fi movie, then "Atlantic Rim" was a really plain and below mediocre experience. Although I have seen a lot, and I do mean a lot, of questionable and low-budget movies, then "Atlantic Rim" is not the worst amongst those movie, but it is up there on the high ends of the scale.


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Language:

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Release Date:

9 July 2013 (USA) See more »

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Attack from Beneath See more »

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Pensacola, Florida, USA See more »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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The Asylum, Tiki Terrors See more »
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