Walrus-like warden, Sven "Swede" Sorenson, a cross between Bluto and Wimpy, runs the prison, murders convicts who escape, and has the FBI on his trail in the form of agent Karen Polarski, ... See full summary »
Set in the year 2010, Dr. Moreau has successfully combined human and animal DNA to make a crossbreed animal. Well, as usual, something goes wrong and David Thewlis must try to stop it before it is too late. Originally rated R, but cut by Frankenheimer to allow "a wider audience".Written by
Kale Whorton <email@example.com>
When New Line first greenlit Richard Stanley's version of the script, the project was envisioned as an $8 to $10 million picture. It wasn't until Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer and Bruce Willis (who briefly flirted with being in the picture) come aboard that New Line significantly increased the budget. See more »
When Montgomery is putting the rabbits in the cage. See more »
[When Edward Douglas attempts to radio for help]
What are you going to say? "Mayday. Mayday. I'm being held by a pig lady."
See more »
This wasn't as bad as I had been led to believe and was often nightmarish as well as gripping. I understand it was a troubled production and that may explain the uneven lurches in action. This film was saved by the excellent and committed performances by the actors who played the animals, who were really heartbreaking. Wells himself had an ambivalent attitude to the human race and was said to have had certain facist sympathies. However, Any philisophical points tended to be drowned by the rather garish direction. Brando's accent seemed wrong for the modern day setting of the film as well. A sad and distressing film that is well worth a look.
23 of 29 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this