Evolution

Have a nice end of the world.
Have a nice end of the world.
EVOLUTION (12)
D: Ivan Reitman
Columbia/Montecito (Ivan Reitman, Daniel Goldberg & Joe Medjuck)
USA 🇺🇸 2001
102 mins

Science Fiction/Comedy

W: David Diamond, David Weissman & Don Jakoby
DP: Michael Chapman
Ed: Sheldon Kahn & Wendy Greene Bricmont
Mus: John Powell
PD: J. Michael Riva

David Duchovny (Dr. Ira Kane), Orlando Jones (Prof. Harry Block), Julianne Moore (Dr. Allison Reed), Seann William Scott (Wayne Grey), Ted Levine (Brig. Gen. Russell Woodman), Dan Aykroyd (Gov. Lewis), Ethan Suplee (Deke Donald)

David Duchovny & Orlando Jones play two incompetent college professors who investigate a meteor crash in the Arizona desert and discover a hostile alien lifeform which evolves exponentially. Sure enough, the US government turn up to make matters worse and it's up to the misfits, teamed with a failed fireman (Scott), a clumsy government scientist (Moore) and a couple of college flunkies to save the day.
Ivan Reitman's comedy combines elements from Ghostbusters & Independence Day to deliver an enjoyable (albeit forgettable) movie, which probably would have benefitted from some funnier jokes. The special effects are possibly the film's biggest asset.
6/10

Evolution
Evolution