Evolution

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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This movie really sucked. I mean it sucked on so many levels; the acting, the directing, the effects. If you watch the deleted scenes on this movie you will notice that their deleted scenes are refered to by scenes that were left in the movie. That earns this movie a big fat D-. I would give it an F but I have to admit that I did enjoy the scene where they stick the guy up the aliens butt to shoot Head and Shoulders.

-Ace Reviewer quote

I guess the other reviewers are disappointed by extra goodies that were, or were not, included on the DVD. This is not an expensive disk so I would not expect much, and for that matter, what else could there be? This isn't Lawrence of Arabia! It IS a funny movie with a lot of wit and charm. I think Duchovny is making a statement simply by accepting a role in a movie that takes a silly approach to the notion of an alien species coming to earth, after having taken it all so darn seriously for years in the X files. He's saying: Lighten up! And if you approach this movie with that in mind, you'll have a gas. The rest of the casting is creative and effective, with Orlando Jones working well in comic/dramatic tandem with Duchovny, and the wonderful Julianne Moore taking a comic turn as a klutzy but brainy (and of course, beautiful) scientist. The movie pokes gentle fun at the educational establishment, at the military, at politicians, and just about everybody in between, while keeping viewers involved in a storyline that has enough surprises in it to sustain interest -- even among those who somehow miss the humor and overlook the romantic subplot. If you're expecting Close Encounters of the Third Kind, this is NOT it. If you just want to sit back with a goofy, fun movie that happens to have a strong science-fiction element, and have a bunch of laughs along the way, this is it.

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Terrible movie!

by Ace Reviewer on 1/7/2002

This movie really sucked. I mean it sucked on so many levels; the acting, the directing, the effects. If you watch the deleted scenes on this movie you will notice that their deleted scenes are refered to by scenes that were left in the movie. That earns this movie a big fat D-. I would give it an F but I have to admit that I did enjoy the scene where they stick the guy up the aliens butt to shoot Head and Shoulders. Read More

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Review for Evolution the DVD

by Prog on 2/13/2002

I felt this was a great parody of The Xfiles. Many people may not like this movie, that is if they don't like Ghostbusters/Stripes and so on. If you ever sit down and listen to the documentary it may bother you (I know it does me) that they keep talking about the outakes which are on the DVD. I have yet to find these outakes. Oh and no trailers, other than those missing its filled with all the basic stuff most dvds today include. I believe if you plan on rating a movie you may want to add a few of the selections you own in that genre. I have Meet the Parents, Ghostbusters and Rush Hour I&II. Read More

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Product Overview

Outrageous and hilarious. You'll laugh out loud and enjoy the fun action and out-of-this-world special effects as these unlikely heroes battle the most unecpected group of aliens you'll ever see.

Specifications

Studio Paramount
SKU 40161700
UPC 667068892321
UPC 14 00667068892321
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Keywords
Action
Alien Encounters
Aliens
Mystery
Science-Fiction
Special Effects
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Director Ivan Reitman (GHOSTBUSTERS, STRIPES, DAVE) turns from ghosts to aliens in this comedy starring David Duchovny, Orlando Jones, and Julianne Moore. When a meteor crashes into the Arizona desert, local community college professors Ira Kane (Duchovny) and Harry Block (Jones) are shocked to discover that it has introduced rapidly evolving aliens to Earth. Although the professors try to keep their discovery a secret, the U.S. military takes over the investigation, sealing off the fantastic creatures and the environment that the aliens have established. But when aliens start popping up on nearby golf courses and in the local mall, it's up to Kane and Block to save the world. With a little help from Allison Reed (Julianne Moore), a clumsy scientist with the Center for Disease Control, and Wayne Green (Seann William Scott), a dim-witted country club pool manager and fireman-wannabe, the two professors devise a plan using an unlikely weapon to kill the alien population before it wipes out the human race. Fittingly, former Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd appears as the governor of Arizona.
Reviews
New York Times "...Mr. Duchovny and Mr. Jones make an amusing pair..." 06/08/2001 p.E13
USA Today "...A fitfully funny sci-fi comedy..." 06/08/2001 p.9E
Entertainment Weekly "...Plenty entertaining....The movie is visually witty and even marvelous when it comes to depicting the spectacular creatures..." 06/15/2001 p.53
Variety "...A consistently amusing action romp....[With] exceedingly vivid and credible visual effects that blend seamlessly with the action..." 06/11/2001 p.17-23
Hollywood Reporter "...A good-natured spirit....Duchovny and Jones play off each other nicely..." 06/08/2001 p.10-101
Sight and Sound "...Amiable and entertaining....It's quite an achievement to create not only a one-off monster but an entire ecosystem..." 08/01/2001 p.43
Uncut "[There are] many laughs to be had." 08/01/2001 p.133
Directors
Ivan Reitman
Actors
David Duchovny
Julianne Moore
Cast & Crew
Dan Aykroyd - Actor
David Duchovny - Actor
Orlando Jones - Actor
Richard Moll - Actor
Seann William Scott - Actor
Ted Levine - Actor
Julianne Moore - Actor
Ivan Reitman - Director
Michael Chapman - Director of Photography
John Powell - Musical Score
Ivan Reitman, et al. - Producer
Don Jakoby, et al. - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2001
Catalog ID 88923
UPC 00667068892321
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 102 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English
Aspect Ratio
1.85:1
Features
DVD, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, Dolby, Digital Audio
Product Attributes
Actor Duchovny,David
Label Dreamworks Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Jeffrey Lyons, NBC-TV Outrageous and hilarious!
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...delivers more smiles than laughs and has some wonderful special effects.
A.O. Scott, The New York Times Mr. Duchovny and Mr. Jones make an amusing pair.
Joe Leydon, San Francisco Examiner ...a smart-alecky sci-fi monster mash.
Liz Braun, Toronto Sun ...David Duchovny is pretty damn funny.
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Lighten up and enjoy it! by Dad on Mar 13, 2005


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Terrible movie! by Ace Reviewer on Jan 07, 2002

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