Ridiculous absurdist satire with a very memorable portrayal of a fictional president. Downey’s films are always an insane watch with their rapid-fire across-the-map humour, and a real anything goes attitude that renders everything else moot.
I am reasonably sure this is the best science fiction film of at least the last fifteen to twenty years. I haven't really thought about this claim prior to having made it, but it sounds about right. At its heart is a simple story, one which is told in a novel and intriguing manner - cloaked in ambiguity and open to many interpretations. The score is exquisite, the performances are great, it evokes everyone from Kubrick to Roeg to Lynch…
An impressive body count of major characters, boring leads, some great effects, not enough Jack Nance, and an ending that gets a bit out of hand. And I just love the premise of these Blob films - a large gelatinous blob slinking around a town consuming various people and things - lots of fun.