Kin (I) (2018)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

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Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con, and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.

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  • Zoe Kravitz plays Milly, someone who brings a very different dynamic to the brothers, easily stepping into a big sister or mother role for Eli. She has a cool fearless exterior, but hides a lifetime of secrets under the surface. This is someone who’s constantly in flux, not afraid to drop everything and reinvent herself if she has to. She sees something in the two brothers, Eli reminding her of a life she left behind long ago, and the bond she builds with him on the road is a special one.
  • James Franco plays Taylor, the charismatic, mullet-sporting, vibrant sweater wearing, Detroit gunrunner Jimmy owes money to. He’s equally charismatic as he is a cold-blooded killer. It’s obvious even the men surrounding Taylor are nervous of what Taylor could do at any moment. Jimmy has found himself in an extremely dangerous position, presented with very few options but to flee.
  • Taylor is that one guy who feels totally at ease in a terrifying situation. When everybody else is sweating, Taylor has his loafers up. Out of pure desperation, Jimmy gets caught up in a heist to cover the protection money he owes to Taylor and his crew, and things evidently don’t go as planned.
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  • Myles Truitt plays Elijah, our young hero. As an adopted child with few friends, Eli is a bit of an outsider, and street smart enough to venture off into some pretty shady parts of Detroit by himself. At the beginning of the film we learn that Eli’s been suspended from school, but instead of waiting at home to get an earful from his father, he ventures out on his BMX to scour abandoned factories for scrap metal to sell. As Jimmy later describes it, Eli’s 'lemonade stand’ on the side.
  • These are two characters we call The Cleaners. Formidable, well trained, and rocking some cool ass motorcycle helmets. While their origins and identities are unknown, it’s obvious from the first time we see them that they really want their giant raygun back.

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30 August 2018 | marcjonviduya
Is it just me, or ...
...does this sound a bit like a 1978 movie called "Laserblast"?

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Jack Reynor was chosen to play the brother because the filmmakers felt his mannerisms and voice reminded them of Bill Paxton, an actor the directors had wanted to work with but never had the chance to due to his unfortunate death in 2016.


There is no "Sulaco County" in the State of Nevada.

Crazy Credits

SPOILER: Michael B. Jordan's executive producer credit doesn't appear until the end of the film, presumably to keep the surprise of his cameo in the movie's climax.


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Written by
Young Buck (as David Darnell Brown), Willie Hutch, Eight Ball (as Premro Smith), Paul Beauregard, Darnell Carlton, Juicy J (as Jordan Houston) and MJG (as Marlon Goodwin)
Performed by Three 6 Mafia featuring Young Buck, Eight Ball (as Eightball) & MJG
Courtesy of Columbia Records
Under license from Sony Music Licensing
Contains a sample of "Tell Me Why Has Our Love Turned Cold"
Performed by Willie Hutch
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Young Buck appears courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Eightball & MJG appear courtesy of Bad Boy Records/Atlantic Recording Corp
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing


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