Species (1995)

Species (1995)

Director: Roger Donaldson
Starring: Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen

Synopsis:
A team of specialists is assembled to find an escaped human-alien hybrid.

Impressions:
I imagine many of the people who watch this movie do so for the fanservice. I, on the other hand, was drawn to it because of the creature design by HR Giger. This isn't a great movie by any stretch, but it's got a decent premise, a good ensemble cast, the aforementioned creature design by Giger, and if you have in fact come for the fanservice, Natasha Henstridge provides plenty of that in her film debut. I do like how Sil is a creature of instinct rather than deliberate malice (though she does make some moves into that territory as the story progresses), which makes her a more sympathetic and interesting character than if she was just some mindless monster. The CG doesn't hold up well at all, but I doubt that's something that'll make or break your decision to see it or not. In the end, it's a mixed bag but some combination of its elements might be enough to warrant a watch for you.

Rating:
50/50


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