Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it ... See full summary »
Sam, a college student in a small Northwestern town, reluctantly joins his roommates in a contest to see who can hook up with the most gorgeous co-eds by the end of the semester. But when men slowly start disappearing around town, he and his friends learn that when it comes to beautiful women, it's what's inside that really matters.
When a cockroach-spread plague threatened to decimate the child population of New York City in the original Mimic, biologist Susan Tyler and her research associates developed a crossbreed ... See full summary »
Dr. Hollander, a scientist, takes his niece Miranda to Mexico in an attempt to reverse the effects of the alien DNA he used to create her. However the treatment goes horribly wrong, and it sets Miranda on a killing spree as she sets out to find a mate. Written by
The producers wanted to go back to H.R. Giger's designs of the alien creature due to popularity with fans and the absence of this decision in Species III (2004). The original look is apparent but with different color variations and new spikes on the aliens' wrists of the nemesis. It is also a first in the series that a half human-half alien character does not change fully into the alien creature but has prosthetic eyebrows, veins and contacts for a long period of time in more than one scene. See more »
When Miranda is 'born' the second time and she gets up after rolling on the floor you can clearly see she is wearing skin-colored underwear to cover herself below the waist. See more »
Beautiful blonde college professor Helena Mattsson (as Miranda) finishes a lecture and goes to see her uncle and father-figure Ben Cross (as Tom Hollander), a scientist and museum worker. They consider a move to Oxford, where Ms. Mattsson has a job offer. It seems like a good idea. Then, "Species: The Awakening" happens. Cross tells Mattsson about her DNA dilemma and they go to Mexico, where they seek help from similarly positioned Dominic Keating (as Forbes McGuire) and Marlene Favela (as Azura)...
In Mexico, Cross discovers nuns are really wicked cool and the cab drivers can take you for a wild ride. Director Nick Lyon gives the movie a much-needed lift with this part. However, Cross is far too serious and accomplished an actor for his part. He might have added some tongue-in-cheek, if asked. Of course, the movie takes itself too seriously. It's really only titillation and alien effects; it's not serious science fiction. The women are beautiful, but diseased. The story is easy to follow, but not really engaging.
*** Species: The Awakening (10/2/07) Nick Lyon ~ Ben Cross, Helena Mattsson, Dominic Keating, Marlene Favela
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