Slime Bandit

Inbreeding will tell in Evolution, Ivan Reitman's pathetic Ghostbusters clone

Up yours: Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones and David 
Duchovny go looking for a better movie in all the wrong 
places.
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Up yours: Julianne Moore, Orlando Jones and David Duchovny go looking for a better movie in all the wrong places.

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Rated PG-13.

Reitman used to make movies that reveled in the rambunctious; Evolution is merely stale, sterile and, worst of all, safe. It's a hodgepodge of undercooked notions and overused plots -- a greatest-hits, made up entirely of misses. How is one supposed to feel good about watching a movie that reduces Julianne Moore, as an epidemiologist working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to a sight gag? Every time she enters a room or gets out of a car, she trips and falls on her face; she might as well not be in the film at all. And pity Orlando Jones, who spends one scene lying on his stomach on a gurney, having an alien insect extracted from his colon with a pair of medieval forceps. It's rather appropriate, actually: The whole films looks to have been pulled out of someone's ass.

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