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      DNA

      R 1997 1 hr. 33 min. Sci-Fi List
      Reviews 15% 500+ Ratings Audience Score In a tropical rain forest, a DNA expert (Mark Dacascos) and a CIA agent (Robin McKee) try to stop a scientist (Jürgen Prochnow) and the monster he created. Read More Read Less

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      Lesley E It's not that bad! I mean I've seen worse low budget action films, but this one is ok. The story is actually interesting: a scientist creates an alien from the DNA of a beetle. What kills this film is the appallingly bad CGI and sound effects, along with the fact that it seems to be a rip off of Predator (1987). Overall, it's one of those films that's "so bad it's good". You can definitely sit through and not regret popping it into your DVD player. Final verdict: 3 stars Rated 3 out of 5 stars 11/26/20 Full Review Audience Member Everyone's all "Oh I heard it was a bad Predator ripoff, which is why I wanted to watch it, but I wasn't prepared, I hated it so much." But like... That's exactly what it was. It's a bad Predator ripoff. I wanted a bad Predator ripoff, and I got one. Sure, it's a very bad one, but it is one, I don't understand the disappointment. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Fools resurrect alien monster in a film derivative of others. Cinematography: 7/10 Usually OK, but suffers from darkness and graininess. Sound: 8/10 The incidental music is a bit florid, but the recording is well done. Acting: 3/10 Mark Dacascos and Robin McKee were just plain bad. Both are miscast, which makes matters worse. Veteran actors Jurgen Prochnow and Roger Aaron Brown were better, but had to deal with the mediocre script. Screenplay: 5/10 Supposedly set in Malaysia, but some of the 'natives' use language one might find in the Philippines, where the filming was done. The expedition early on in the film had a Raiders of the Lost Ark feel to it, with a dash of King Solomon's Mines during the meetings with the locals. Perhaps the worst motivational piece was Carl asserting that many countries would pay large amounts of money for this bio-weapon. Please! They could not control it in the least, just as nothing could control the alien killers in Alien or its sequels. The is no military application here, so no source of money. If they had kept with the idea of immunity-enhancing enzymes, the film would have been more coherent. Special Effects: 5/10 The monster, at least outside, was clearly a not-so-good man in a rubber suit. The helicopter crashes and explosions were between so-so and poor. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member Derivative of other, better movies, including Jurassic Park and Predator. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member been there seen that just another rehash of other superior pix Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member It was kiinda cool but kinda shitty too. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Dragan Antulov rec.arts.movies.reviews Rated: 2/10 Jun 3, 2003 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis In a tropical rain forest, a DNA expert (Mark Dacascos) and a CIA agent (Robin McKee) try to stop a scientist (Jürgen Prochnow) and the monster he created.
      Director
      William Mesa
      Executive Producer
      Eung Pyo Choi, Jin Woo Chung, Paul L. Newman, Chung Jin Woo
      Screenwriter
      Nick Davis
      Production Co
      Interlight
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Sci-Fi
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 5, 2019
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