A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
The 8-year-old Adam is killed in a traffic accident. His grieving parents agree to recreate him through experimental and illegal cloning, conducted by an ingenious but pushy geneticist. After eight happy years, a scary door opens between Adam II and someone from the past.Written by
'Godsend, The' is another mediocre attempt to mix up science fiction and suspense in a dull and boring story about genetic experimentation. The truth is, all the movies made based upon this premise are completely unsatisfactory (like, for instance, 'Gattaca' and others) and 'Godsend, The' follows this sad path. Here, a young couple (Kinnear and Romjin-Stamos) lost their son in a car accident but a strange scientist (DeNiro) comes in their way and promised that he can give life to the deceased children. The promise, of course, involved weird genetic experience. But here started the problem: the movie seems to go between the direct scientific mystery to supernatural ways and the result is shameful. In fact, 'Godsend, The' brings to the cinema a very special and delicate question: is the genetic research a good option to mankind or a disaster in an ethical point of consideration? The question is a good one but the answer suggested by the movie is full of prejudice and simple-minded considerations. As a movie, 'Godsend, The' is a trifle material. A good cast is completely wasted and even the good DeNiro seems to be down the ladder in a far fetched and unconvincing performance. Really, don't lose your time with this sorrowful misfire.
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