Number of Times Seen – 1 (26 Aug 2018)
Brief Synopsis – A young scientist trying to find a solution for teleportation tests his invention on himself which causes dire side effects.
My Take on it – As a non fan of the horror genre, I try and stay away from films like this as a rule, but a friend recently convinced me that I should try this one out, so I did.
The premise is actually a great one because it is all about a scientist trying to prove his theory any way he can.
Jeff Goldblum is always great in the weird scientist role and has proved it over and over during his career and this film fits right into that category too.
The first half of this film works extremely well and gives us a very interesting idea and runs with it, but once things turn into a horror film / monster movie, those great ideas get lost along the way and things go downhill from there.
The special effects are quite good here and the transformation that occurs slowly throughout the film seems quite realistic as it helps us try and understand the way everything is happening to him.
Bottom Line – A bit too much for me because of the horror aspects, but the overall premise still works. Goldblum is always great in the scientist role and this film proves it once again. The first half of the film is much better and more interesting than the second half and gives us an intriguing premise but once things turn to the horror genre, the fascinating story gets lost in the race to turn things into a pseudo monster flick. Great special effects help show the transformation of the main character throughout the film as we try and get a better understanding of what is happening to him.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – After watching some of his early films, director Martin Scorsese asked to meet David Cronenberg. Upon meeting him, Scorsese said he looked like a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon. This inspired Cronenberg to give himself a cameo as a doctor. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)
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