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In 1993, the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence Project receives a transmission detailing an alien DNA structure, along with instructions on how to splice it with human DNA. The result is Sil, a sensual but deadly creature who can change from a beautiful woman to an armour-plated killing machine in the blink of an eye.
Naked Natasha on the prowl for a baby daddy. Michelle way before Heath. An unlucky hobo. A curious conductor. A fight with a blob. Mr. Blonde is a man of action. A hyper-sensitive Ghost Dog. Toilet ownage. The French Kiss of Death. A Samaritan's last good deed. A CSI flashes a boob. Alfred's hotel surprise turned nightmare. Nude carjacking. Gandhi's final swim. Alien hunting in a sewer. Baby aliens like to eat rats. Natasha Henstridge, the 90's version of Mathilda May.
Never before has the science fiction/horror genre been defined as completely as it has been in that Molina/Henstridge sex scene.
Some science-fiction films age badly. When the film in question was more famous for a bit of nudity than its actual story however, a revisit can prove deeply disappointing once the viewer has grown up a little. I remember Natasha Henstridge flashing her bits back in 1995 and finding her a rather effective and interesting addition to the alien genre, but with all due respect to director Roger Donaldson, this isn't that great.
When Ben Kingsley lays out the story of SIL to the gathered scientists, empath, and bounty-hunter, it makes perfect sense. The inclusion and mention of SETI and then an answer from outer space which has provided Kingsley and his cohorts with some dodgy DNA combinations, this then…
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gandhi tries to gas Marilyn Monroe. Things go awry.
Gandhi hires a crack team made up of Doctor Octopus, Mr. Blonde, Ghost Dog and Catherine Willows (C.S.I specialist) to track down Monroe. Unbeknownst to them Marilyn Monroe has morphed into a giant vagina and spewed forth a Canadian fashion model with a thing for turning into a monster that has tentacles coming out of her nipples. Nevertheless our hardy team succeed in tracking her down and making things difficult for the mammary monster, so she decides to cut off her thumb and dye her hair in a bid to lose their scent. It kinda works.
Canadian fashion model takes the game to them and tricks Doctor Octopus into having smex…
This film exists because someone saw Alien and thought "Well..this is pretty good, but it clearly needs more nipple tentacles." The monster demands a mate!
The film opens immediately with a young blonde girl (a young Michelle Williams actually) trapped in a research facility (the one from The Fly 2?). She is project Sil, a hybrid between alien and human. As the researchers attempt to gas her to death, she escapes. It isn't long before she is fully grown and looking to mate with a human man. For some reason that takes a blonde bombshell a very long time. She hits the clubs, the sewers, and the motel from Memento. But the scientist has put together a special team of…
AN INTERVIEW WITH BEN KINGSLEY.
Ben: (sits down) hi...
Me: Hi... Glad you could join us!
Ben: And happy to be here!
Me: Okay... So... I guess I'll start wiiiith (looking through notes on my lap)... What was it like working with the director?
Ben: (asking self) What was it like working with the director...? Hmmmm... Gosh, I honestly don't know!
Me: You don't?!
Ben: No! I'm afraid not...
Me: okaaaay (looking over notes) Hmm, it says here you had the hots for the alien... Is that true?
Ben: Ahh, I don't understand the question... And besides the point, that's a rather odd & pointless thing to ask... Don't you think?!
Me: Now, Ben... It was only a simple harmless question...…
Don's Shocktober-Fest Film #22
A sex and gore filled romp that still satisfies over 20 years later. Some dodgy early CGI effects aside, this tale of an alien creature hellbent on mating, is a hell of a lot of fun. It's slick, and very well shot, and the film debut of the absolutely lovely Natasha Henstridge, who has no qualms, it seems, to baring all on camera (which is a plus, because she's beautiful). H.R. Giger designed the "Sil" creature and Steve Johnson implemented the practical effects work.
The entire film has its tongue planted firmly "in cheek" as we follow Sil around as she seemingly steals every car she needs, somehow knows how to drive (something they actually make…
Another one of my guilty pleasure movies . Always enjoyed watching Species , it's got a solid cast , just to name a few , Ben Kingsley , Forest Whitaker , Marg Helgenberger , Michael Madsen , Alfred Molina . It's a fun popcorn movie . Oh and if all aliens look like Sil aka Natasha Henstridge i hope they come to earth soon !
Horrorctober 2016 – Filme mit einer Verbindung zu Alien – Film 6
Das war nix. Ein betrunkener HR Giger macht noch keinen Alien-Klassiker. Der ganze Film existiert eigentlich nur, um einen Vorwand zu liefern, damit er Natasha Henstridge nackt zeigen kann. Durchgefallen.
Heinous sleaze with pretty bad gender politics - the bit where Species (that's what I'm calling Natasha Henstridge) offs the dude because he won't take no for an answer is undercut by her whole thing being that she's baby-crazy and she kills everyone because she's baby-crazy.
Marg Helgenberger and Michael Madsen are a real cinematic couple for the ages. Their chemistry that flies off the screen as surely as Species' nipples fly off her body when she needs to kill someone with them. You know, her killer nipple tentacles?
There's some primo 90s bad CGI on display that you just want to drink in.
Forest Whitaker is PSYCHIC for no reason.
See it, is obviously what I'm saying.
Hard to believe that this is now 21 years old! Everyone looks so young (Williams). Or thin! (Madsen/Molina).
Sure, it's all very daft. But executed with confidence and with reasonably good effects and makeup.
I'd probably now recommend Splice over this. However it's still a heck of a lot of fun.
This is pure 1990s sci-fi horror at its cheesiest. SETI gets a response from an alien that seems to be a DNA strand that is meant to be spliced into human DNA to fix our problems. They decide to create a woman, but an attempt to terminate her just leads to her escaping (oops). So, she goes on the lam and, through the process of metamorphosis turns into a hot babe with her biological clock busting through the back of her head. So, an all star hunt and destroy team made up of: a bounty hunter, a scientist (who gets it on with the bounty hunter), an engineer (who wants the scientist), the worst empath ever, and Ghandi.
Not quite as visually spectacular as I remember it being. That being said, it was one of the very first films that used motion-capture CGI, so it is not surprising it has improved in the last 20 years. Also, this has some very 90s and very LA things going on. As a time-capsule it is fun, but it occasionally hinders the film. Still quite enjoyable tho!
Grrr..... Still an exciting film.
The excellent special effects and game cast could have used a stronger script.
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