Evolution (2001)

Have a nice end of the world.

Original Title : Evolution
Director : Ivan Reitman
Writer : Don Jakoby
David Diamond
David Weissman
Don Jakoby
Genre : Comedy
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Jeff Apple , Paul Deason , Daniel Goldberg , Sheldon Kahn , Joe Medjuck , Tom Pollock , Ivan Reitman , David Rodgers , Ken Schwenker , Ronell Venter , Steven Spielberg
Music : Gavin Greenaway
John Powell
James McKee Smith
Photography : Michael Chapman
Distributor : Cascade Film [ru]
MPAA Rating : Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and for sci-fi action.
IMDB ID : 0251075
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David Duchovny Dr. Ira Kane
Julianne Moore Dr. Allison Reed, CDC
Julianne Moore Dr. Allison Reed, CDC


Glen Canyon, Arizona, the present day. Wayne, practising at night in the desert for his upcoming fireman's exam, witnesses the impact of a meteorite. The next day, biology teacher Dr. Ira Kane and geology teacher Harry Block from Glen Canyon Community College manage to get to the meteorite, which is stuck in the ground at the bottom of a cave. By taking a sample, they discover a slimy blue fluid coming out of the meteorite. A little later, Ira Kane finds out that myriads of single-celled life-forms dwell in the fluid, evolve at an incredible rate, even while he's watching. What first seems like a sure ticket to Sweden for the Nobel Prize soon develops into a nightmare: By evolving and adapting at that unbelievably fast rate, the Aliens start spreading out, and the Military comes in. Now it all comes down to what Darwin so rightfully stated: Survival of the fittest. And no good idea in sight...


Biology can be dangerous to your health. This movie may have had something redeemable if it was not presented as a comedy. A very good idea just seems to melt into itself in order to pass for trash. Two college professors(David Duchovny and Orlando Jones)have their microbiology backgrounds tested when an an alien life-form oozes out of a meteor and starts evolving in the Arizona desert. Actually some very good F/X, but wasted on such a flick. Also wasted is the talent of Julianne Moore. Seann William Scott playing a clueless firefighting cadet is hard to ignore. And Dan Aykroyd is the dim witted Governor willing to have his state nuked. A far cry from say TREMORS that managed some how to pull off blending comedy with Sci-Fi.
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