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The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, David Thewlis, Fairuza Balk, Ron Perlman

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Edward Douglas (Thewlis), a UN employee, survives a plane crash in the Java Sea, is picked up by a ship and taken to an uncharted island where Dr. Moreau (Brando) conducts his experiments in combining human and animal DNA. Also on hand are Montgomery (Kilmer), a junkie neurologist who monitors the hormone-and-endorphin regimen of the various inhabitants of the island, and the gorgeous Aissa (Balk), who turns out to be Moreau's most successful transformation. This 1996 spectacle is vivid and bloody, with plenty of memorable bits, but it is ultimately incoherent.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   object/animal made human

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   English/British

Setting

Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Jungle?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   lab    -   small island

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture Tone of movie    -   fearful Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   book

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