Some preview reviews are coming in for Chimera, the new sci-fi thriller film by Maurice Haeems, starring Henry Ian Cusick and Kathleen Quinlan.
Chimera will be premiering in spring 2018! Stay tuned for more news about that…..
We’ve highlighted some lines from each review…. be sure to click and read entire reviews under their links.
“However, the real star of this film is Cusick. He has an almost Dr. Frankenstein approach that serves as a callback to the mad scientist as played by Colin Clive in the 1931 horror classic. In both cases we do not have a scientist who is ruled by a thirst for power over others, but instead we have someone who is trying to conquer a scientific absolute in the area of bodily regeneration. Clive’s Frankenstein sought the power of bodily regeneration to beat back death, and Cusick’s Quint seeks to save his children from dying. Cusick is another actor, right alongside Harrison, who knows how to play a very subtle “long game” with his character by giving us someone who we are not entirely sure about. We accept that he believes he’s doing the right thing, that the ends justify the means, but at times I found myself questioning my own judgment while watching and questioning Quint’s behavior, and its those gray areas that are so wonderfully played by Cusick that it leaves the viewer completely unsure as to where Quint, or the rest of the film, is liable to go at any given time.”
“To begin, the performances accomplished near flawlessness. Actor Henry Ian Cusick is a veteran in his profession with a career extending over twenty (20) years. It is no surprise to see Cusick’ refined emotion and expression in Chimera. Cusick portrays the character Quint, a scientist and family man but his devotion to each divides him This part carries a deep structure established on a person burdened with inner anguish. The viewer will become locked into the character’s dimension of questionable good. This is an execution only Cusick can communicate.”
“Where are the Aliens? The xenomorphs? This isn’t a Ridley Scott movie? Oh, you could have fooled me! If there’s one compliment I can offer this movie, it’s that it is so professional, so stylized, so futuristic that it’s on par with the most popular movies from Ridley Scott. Writer, director and producer Maurice Haeems and cinematographer David Kruta should be proud of themselves for this achievement. Chimera is going to be one of thee science fiction titles to watch for in 2018, and it’s going to be a serious contender for numerous awards whether it hits the film festival circuit or goes straight-to-DVD. It’s a beast. A crystal clear, suspense amplifier and a stunning work of art not typically seen in this genre of film. Yeah, I guess I liked it!”
“Emmy-nominated Cusick, as the somewhat deranged scientist Quint, flawlessly translates the torment and plaguing loss of the main character’s situation, while embodying a somewhat anarchic scientist beautifully.”
“CHIMERA IS A RIVETING AND THOUGHT PROVOKING SCI-FI THRILLER/DRAMA…BUT IT’S FIRST AND FOREMOST A MOVIE ABOUT FAMILY.”
“The acting is great across the board, no matter how disturbing or dramatic the scene. The two main characters, as played by Cusick and Quinlan, are especially wonderful — they make you believe every idea and emotion expressed, whether with words or just a look. The film’s editing is also notable, because a story that isn’t a perfect straight line can always use visual help in being told.”