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Chrysalis (2008)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi | 2008 (USA)
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As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist.

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Tony Baez Milan

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Ray Bradbury (short story), Roger Lay Jr. (screen story) | 1 more credit »
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John Klemantaski ... Hartley
Darren Kendrick ... Rockwell
Glen Vaughan ... Smith
Corey Landis ... McGuire
Larry Dirk ... Mondragon
Danny Cameron Danny Cameron ... Murphy
Elina Madison ... Solda
Liesel Kopp ... News Anchorwoman
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As our world suffers the ravages of humankind, scientists look for ways to sustain life. When one of them falls ill and a chrysalis forms around him, a tug of war ensues about the future of the stricken scientist... and ultimately the fate of the Earth. A compelling thriller from a story by Ray Bradbury. Written by Anonymous

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Change is the only constant in our universe.

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Speculative fiction that doesn't translate to the screen
29 September 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

CHRYSALIS is one of the dullest science fiction movies I can imagine. This no-budget independent picture is based on a Ray Bradbury story, not so you'd know it. Now, speculative fiction is always good at dealing with ideas and the Big Picture, topics that never translate very well to the screen where the layout and execution is much different and where acting and characters come to the fore. An author can weave you into a magical world through the strength of his prose alone whereas a director's methods are much more limited.

The execution in this film? Two guys in a dark room arguing while a third guy is strapped to a gurney and subject to various low rent FX work. That's your entire film. Sure, some of the themes explored by the debating characters are interesting, but they're also rather superficial and it's tiresome that the merciless scientist is another bad guy Brit. I think time may well prove that the source material for this film is pretty much unfilmable because certainly as a film this is a massive failure.


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