Chimera Strain (2018) - Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A brilliant but disturbed scientist freezes his children alive, while he races to cure their deadly genetic disease by decoding the DNA of the immortal Turritopsis jellyfish.

IMDB: 5.4
Director: Maurice Haeems
Stars: Henry Ian Cusick, Kathleen Quinlan
Length: 80 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 15 out of 105 found boring (14.28%)

One-line Reviews (42)

This was such a thrilling and thought provoking film!

This film is layered and intense - as much a deeply emotional thriller and philosophical conundrum, as it is an intelligent work of science fiction.

Seriously, don't waste your life unless you really don't care about time wasted, you can't get this time wasted back lol...

The story is told in a haphazard confusing way, by design.

Chimera is a quirky, beautifully compelling film with amazing actors and stunning cinematography.

This is a much more serious, slow film.

A Scifi well worth watching .

If you take it for what it is and don't sxpect some hijinky, creature movie, then the movie is quite enjoyable and interesting.

This movie was a waste of time to watch.

Great acting, intriguing characters, unique plot, thoroughly enjoyed watching on the big screen, so glad this cam tp Fantasporto, easily the best film at the festival

The not-so-good: over stylized lighting, confusing plot.

This was a strong first film for the director Maurice Haaems, and while it wasnt perfect I def enjoyed it.

Boring .

Total waste of time .

Very confusing at the beginning.

This movie takes its time to back up some very compelling and uncomfortable arguments with the solid indisputable science behind it.

All in all it was great writing, great directing and great acting, and a much see movie, that will have you on the edge of your seats to the very end, with a ending you will never see coming.

It is Intelligent, intriguing, gripping and beautiful story.

The film is hampered with numerous random flashbacks that make it unwatchable.

It is definitely a film of intriguing characters enmeshed in controversial storyline.

A waste of time, avoid!.

The movie centres on the science and brains of immortality, with the main character Quint teetering on the edge of right and wrong as he tries to save his family from impending doom by subjecting them to horrific experiments.

Very confusing to the viewer, especially at start.

After an intense but somehow slow start, things becomes gradually more disturbing.

Thought Provoking and gripping from start to finish .

However, there are some problems- for one the pacing is disjointed and off.

Beautiful lighting, crazy angles, great acting, cool ideas, awesome lines, dark and gritty but somewhat confusing and lots of science

Intense, thought provoking and disturbing but always highly compelling .

two hours of boring you to death...

Bottom line: a movie in which all people acted for the money, rather than for the idea of the film, resulting in a boring, cliched, pointless plot and a sub mediocre performance.

You will be on the edge of your seat throughout the entire film.

Henry Ian Cusick is good- this is a great performance by him, totally unexpected.

Chimera is an example of what science fiction should be - deep, thought-provoking, and exciting at the same time.

I really loved the film, it was intelligent and gripping and the actors very talented.

Sadly, it was an waste of time.

But it ends up being a bit contrived, filled with useless banter on the ethics and philosophy of genetic stuff and there is an annoying bit of his wife cropping up in his "visions" to fight with him (and exposit the audience).

The characters were fascinating, and I would have loved to see more of Quint- his past life, his relationship with his wife and children which is barely addressed in the 80minute running time.

Very compelling science .

An Intriguing Take on Immortality .

It might feel a little dry/sparse at some parts, but it picks up in a very intriguing way and will keep you hanging off the edge of your seat.

This is a definitely one that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time.

The director should have excluded the flashback scenes with the woman in red because all it did was slow the pace.