The Island Of Dr. Moreau

BB

(out of 5)


John Frankenheimer’s adaptation of the classic H.G. Wells novel is full of exciting action and exotic locales, but lacks any depth or charisma. David Thewlis is excellent as a shipwreck survivor who lands on a mysterious island only to discover that the crazed scientist who runs it (Marlon Brando) is doing experiments that splice human genes with those of animals. Befriending Brando’s daughter (Fairuza Balk), Thewlis eventually discovers that Dr. Moreau is a power-hungry tyrant who uses this fascinating race of half-breeds as slaves for his private world. Makeup design by Stan Winston is so brilliant you might forgive the film’s drawbacks, but by the time you reach the silly ending you’ll have no doubt that you’ve watched a pretty brainless film.


USA, 1996

Directed by

Screenplay by , , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Razzie Award
Worst Supporting Actor (Marlon Brando)

Nominations
Worst Picture
Worst Supporting Actor (Val Kilmer)
Worst Director (John Frankenheimer)
Worst Screenplay (Richard Stanley, Ron Hutchinson)
Worst Screen Couple (Marlon Brando, “That Darn Dwarf”)


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