Sunday, June 6, 2010


Science fiction

Adrien Brody: genetic researcher Clive Nicoli
Sarah Polley: his associate and girlfriend Elsa Kast
Brandon McGibbon: Clive’s brother lab technician Gavin
David Hewlett: their boss William “Bill” Barlow
Simona Maicanescu: Joan Chorot, head of the pharmaceutical firm
Delphine Chanéac: Dren

This updated “Frankenstein” tale of two scientists working with gene-splicing technology to create new species has a twist: the result of their efforts might have beneficial pharmaceutical implications. But maybe not.

The CGI is pretty seamless and the use of gore to shock is done sparingly although there are moments when turning the head aside seems the best course of action, certainly for the squeamish like me.

The acting is fine and the leads do a credible job of being “a almost married couple”. Certainly not for everyone, but those who are into this sort of thing will find it mildly entertaining.

for disturbing elements including strong sexuality, nudity, sci-fi violence and language.

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