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German director Uwe Boll's interpretation of the video game of same name, released in 2008.

On a remote island, one Dr. Krieger (Udo Kier) conducts experiments in order to create obedient Super Soldiers. An Intrepid Reporter named Valerie (Emmanuelle Vaugier) is investigating the matter and hires Jack Carver (Til Schweiger), a drunk boat captain who was formerly a member of special forces, to take her there to meet her informant Max, who is also her uncle. They find an ambush there, and become entangled in a fight for survival as Krieger's subjects eventually start causing havoc.

This film has examples of:

  • Adaptational Nationality: Jack Carver becomes German in this adaptation, likely to allow for Til Schweiger to speak without attempting an American accent.
  • Big Bad: Dr. Krieger, whose experiments get out of hand.
  • The Cameo: Anthony Bourdain appears uncredited as a scientist.
  • Chase Scene:
    • After rescuing Valerie, Jack has to elude the mooks that are chasing them with a stolen car.
    • Another one, this time with boats, starts when Jack tries to sneak up on Emillio, is found by Parker, and has to flee.
  • Covers Always Lie: The only thing about the DVD cover that's actually true to the film is that it has Til Schweiger's character using a gun (they at least had the decency to give him the same gun he uses in the film).
  • The Dragon: Chernov for Dr. Krieger. She is also in direct command of the elite mercenaries working for him.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: A boat (that wasn't even in full speed yet) crashes into a wall, and explodes.
  • A Father to His Men: While Chernov doesn't think much about sacrificing her men for the sake of science or shooting them for complaining, Parker is more close to his men and actually tries to keep them alive.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Valerie accidentally fires a grappling-hook at the helicopter that is flying above the car that Jack is driving. The helicopter then starts carrying the car when it goes over a cliff, and once the cable holding them together is cut, it flies up on the helicopter's main rotor and sends it crashing down.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: As he is chased by one of the Super Soldiers through the lumber mill, Jack triggers a laser-operated saw, which proceeds to cut his pursuer in half from the waist.
  • Intimate Healing: Jack and Valerie have to cuddle half-naked in order to survive the cold after they both got soaked after their car fell in the water.
  • Moe Greene Special: Since the Super Soldiers' skin is so tough, shooting them in the eye (or mouth) is the best way to kill them.
  • Mook Lieutenant: Chernov commands Krieger's elite mooks (that dress in all-black) and Parker commands the regular mooks (who wear camo).
  • Neck Snap: A rampaging Super Soldier rushes to a mook manning a machine gun, twists his head around, and starts firing the weapon himself, which eventually leads to all the other Super Soldiers getting out of their cells.
  • "No Peeking!" Request: When Jack and Valerie get into an abandoned cabin while still soaked after their car got thrown into the water, Jack suggests they take off their wet clothes to prevent getting sick, and Valerie asks him to turn around while she strips down to her underwear. While he's mostly preoccupied with bandaging his wound, he still sneaks a few peeks.
  • Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?: During the Intimate Healing scene, Valerie feels something poking her and asks Jack if that's his gun. Surprisingly, it actually is, as he claims he never goes to sleep without it.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Emillio's role is to provide humorous dialogue after he is stuck together with Jack. Most of it is him complaining about the things happening.
  • Pop the Tires: During the car chase, Jack turns the car around to go in reverse and shoots a tire from the car closest to him, causing it to flip over.
  • P.O.V. Cam: One of the modifications that Dr. Krieger does to his Super Soldier subjects is turning their eyes into cameras, justifying several shots from their point of view.
  • Sexiness Score: After their night together, Jack asks Valerie to rate him On a Scale from One to Ten and gets peeved when she gives him a "two". This becomes a Running Gag through the movie, as she keeps giving him low scores just to emasculate him.
  • Sexy Discretion Shot: The Intimate Healing scene ends with Jack and Valerie succumbing to their Unresolved Sexual Tension, with the scene ending just as they start having sex.
  • Shirtless Scene: Jack takes his shirt off to patch his wounds while Valerie in turn takes off her wet clothes.
  • Sleight of Tongue: When the captive Valerie is reunited with Jack, she kisses him, passing his personal handcuffs-key to him with her mouth.
  • Throwing the Distraction: To get to the captured Valerie, Jack creeps to the car holding her and throws a rock. The noise from it sends several mooks to investigate, giving him a chance for a daring rescue.
  • Trojan Prisoner: To infiltrate the lumber mill where Dr. Krieger is stationed in, Jack steals one mook's uniform and goes there with Valerie as his "prisoner".
  • Wicked Cultured: Dr. Krieger enjoys listening to classical music while painting on his free time.