Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Movie Reviews: Errors of the Human Body (2013)

Mutation. Experimentation. Regeneration.

Director: Eron Sheean

Writers: Shane Danielsen (screenplay), Eron Sheean

Stars: Michael Eklund, Karoline Herfurth, Tómas Lemarquis

Synopsis: This brooding, psychological thriller could have survived its terribly slow pace if the payoff had been worth it.

Errors of the Human Body begins with an interesting premise – the study of a top-secret human regeneration gene that promises to be the basis of this sci-fi thriller. We don’t object too much to the languid pacing because the cinematography beautifully captures Dresden, Germany, and the ominousness of the research lab.

It’s easy to get lost in these shots as the story unfolds. Unfortunately, there’s not much of a story to unfold. And in the end, the climactic dramatic reveal isn’t all that surprising and isn’t nearly enough of a payoff to merit sitting through this film.

But I do have one question (our watchers were split): did the mouse grow a tail, or did the tail grow a mouse?

Rating: 2 stars

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