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Chaos ensues when a meteor hits the earth carrying alien life forms that give new meaning to the term “survival of the fittest.” There are only a group of misfit people standing between the aliens and world domination…which could be bad news for the earth.
Comedy - It's pretty much what you expect it to be based on the previews, a
silly, but FUN comedy. Based on their laughter, the screening
audience I saw this movie with was obviously enjoying it very much.
I believe anyone who enjoyed the Ghostbuster movies will probably
PROFANITY: 4 GD's, No F-words. A couple dozen milder ones. SEX/NUDITY: No sex, some mild sexual remarks. Man's butt shown. VIOLENCE: Creatures attacking people. Nothing graphic. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: None ACTION: Not a lot of action until the end of the movie. COMEDY: Lots of comedy throughout. It should appeal to all ages.
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Review Good "''Evolution'' has got too many bugs in its system: The script
is weirdly uneven, and with Reitman's tendency toward loose pacing, slack
punchlines twist all too slowly in the wind. On the other hand, the movie is
visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular
creatures evolving at a speed previously known only in the Bible.''
James Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull
Review Average "Despite a seemingly winning premise and a marquee
laugh-generating director, Evolution is dull and stillborn, taking almost no
chances and relying overmuch upon cheesy special effects. The script is not
entirely without its clever moments, but I expected a lot more.''
Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-TimesFull
Review Above Average "I
can't quite recommend "Evolution," but I have a sneaky affection for
it. It's not good, but it's nowhere near as bad as most recent comedies; it has
real laughs, but it misses real opportunities.''
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OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
The reviews of "Fantastic" are unusually high across all age and gender groups. This, combined with the very few low opinions indicates a movie some will love and nearly all should enjoy, at least to some degree. This is a movie I can highly recommend, especially to anyone who enjoyed "Men In Black" or "Ghostbusters," since "Evolution" is so similar.
Be sure to read the few negative comments made to see if this is your type of movie. Some complained that it was silly and cheesy (I kinda thought that was evident from the previews :-).
Publisher Comments: (before opinions collected)
It's pretty much what you expect it to be based on the previews, a silly, but FUN comedy. Based on their laughter, the screening audience I saw this movie with was obviously enjoying it very much. I believe anyone who enjoyed the Ghostbuster movies will probably enjoy Evolution.
Dr. Ira Kane (David Duchovny), a
former government scientist, who has fallen into disgrace and wound up a teacher
at a community college,is the first to discover the meteor's alien stowaways and the first
to understand the significance of their rapid development. Ira's friend and colleague, Harry
Block (Orlando Jones) is a geology professor at the college. Harry doubles as the women's
volleyball coach and, admittedly, has more interest in spiking balls than
speleology. That all changes when he is called to investigate the meteor
crash site and drags Ira along for the ride.
hapless fireman wannabe, comes close to being pulverized by the meteor when
it crashes into the Arizona desert. The ensuing alien invasion gives Wayne
his dream shot at putting out the ultimate fire. He teams up with Ira and
gets to fight off aliens and help save the world and, probably for the first
time in his life, have a purpose.”
The guys might have
preferred to save the world on their own, but it is impossible to keep a
discovery of this magnitude under wraps, and it isn't long before the
government swoops in to take over. Leading the way is Allison, a beautiful
but all-business epidemiologist from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention) ( Julianne Moore).
Allison has little respect for Ira when she first learns of his checkered
scientific past, but she soon figures out that they won't have a very long
future if they don't join forces.