is a movie dirrected by Ivan Reitman released on June 8, 2001
. It stars David Duchovny
, Julianne Moore
, Orlando Jones
, Seann William Scott
, and Sarah Silverman.
The gist of the movie is that a meteor
, carrying alien organisms
hits the New Mexico desert
. The aliens multiply and evolve at an alarmingly fast rate threatening to take over the world. A community college
science professor (Duchovny
), his eccentric geologist
buddy (Jones), a wannabe fireman
(Scott) and a government scientist
(Moore) are brought together to deal with the invasion.
The movie is pretty stupid and I had recieved it as a joke from my brother, since I'm obsessed with the X-files
(which costars Duchovny).
However, I did enjoy it. It is one of those movies
that is so stupid, it's just worth watching. And they do make it funny without being annoying about it, which I'm impressed
with. The dialogue
is lacking a lot, but there are some great moments stuck in there.
I am a freshman
bio major at Cornell University
and am taking the typical intro bio class. So the evolutionary
talk in the movie was familiar and I was impressed with the interesting facts they stuck in. For example, following the evolutionary trends of the alien, they talked about unicellular
organisms, even evolving to flatworms
So, go ahead and watch it. You'll come away saying
what a stupid movie, but with a smile on your face
. And at the end, isn't that the most important part