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: 16 out of 110 found boring (14.54%)

One-line Reviews (49)

This was such a thrilling and thought provoking film!

A Scifi well worth watching .

Very confusing at the beginning.

The pointless nudity in some parts was a bit irritating, and kind of ruined some of the movie.

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

Thought Provoking and gripping from start to finish .

It is Intelligent, intriguing, gripping and beautiful story.

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

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

An Intriguing Take on Immortality .

Total waste of time.

This movie was a waste of time to watch.

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

two hours of boring you to death...

I liked the story, even though some of the ideas were totally wrong(most of the actual real-life scientific breakthroughs come not through aborted fetal cells, but "adult" stem cells), it was still an intriguing exploration into the ethics behind science.

Very confusing to the viewer, especially at start.

The ending was fast paced and shocking and a great way to end 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.

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

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

Total waste of time .

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

This is a much more serious, slow film.

Intense, thought provoking and disturbing but always highly compelling .

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

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

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).

Very compelling science .

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

A waste of time, avoid!.

The only bits that necessitated confusion were the sections with his family.

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.

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

Unfortunately, there is a lot of unnecessarily confusing editing, so much so, I had to re-watch the last 20 minutes, I was very confused as to exactly what happened.

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

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

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

Sadly, it was an waste of time.

Boring .

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

However, the great cinematography and deliberate visual aesthetic, made the choppy editing and pointless nudity a bit more bearable to endure.

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