Is there a fresh spin to be put on H.G. Wells' story of pioneering eugenicist Dr. Moreau and his mad quest to carve men from the flesh of animals? Perhaps, but saying Aha! Instead of vivisecting his creatures, he'll tamper with their DNA!
isn't it. Marlon Brando reprises his APOCALYPSE NOW gloss on Conrad's Mr. Kurtz, gone native in the heart of darkness and lording it over his brutes until, inevitably, they turn on him. As the barbaric Montgomery, who helps bring out the beast in the beast-men, Val Kilmer raids the closet of sinister mannerisms and tries them all on for size. Poor David Thewlis is in another movie entirely. The production was hugely troubled ...