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: 4.7
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)

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

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

A Scifi well worth watching .

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

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

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).

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

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.

This is a much more serious, slow film.

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.

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

This movie was a waste of time to watch.

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

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

Very compelling science .

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.

A waste of time, avoid!.

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

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

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 was such a thrilling and thought provoking film!

It is Intelligent, intriguing, gripping and beautiful story.

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

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

Total waste of time .

Very confusing at the beginning.

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

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

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

Total waste of time.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Very confusing to the viewer, especially at start.

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

Boring .

two hours of boring you to death...

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.

Thought Provoking and gripping from start to finish .

Intense, thought provoking and disturbing but always highly compelling .

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

Sadly, it was an waste of time.

An Intriguing Take on Immortality .

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.

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