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William

2019

Adventure / Drama / Family / Sci-Fi

5.4

Synopsis

Star academics, Doctors Julian Reed and Barbara Sullivan, fall in love and conceive the idea of cloning a Neanderthal from ancient DNA. Against the express directive of University administrators, they follow through on this audacious idea. The result is William: the first Neanderthal to walk the earth for some 35,000 years. William tries his best to fit into the world around him. But his distinctive physical features and his unique way of thinking - his 'otherness' - set him apart and provoke fear. William's story is powerful and unique, and his struggle to find love and assert his own identity in a hostile world is universal - and timeless.

Director

Tim Disney

Cast

Maria Dizzia
as Barbara Sullivan
Will Brittain
as William Reed
Waleed Zuaiter
as Julian Reed
Beth Grant
as Dr. Godwin Thomas
Paul Guilfoyle
as Dr. Bob Claybourne

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by random-70778 N/A

Inaccurate in many ways but could have been interesting film if it had not devolved into melodrama tropes

The initial premise isn't too bad. There are some problems. For example when the science on recovering and using A(ancient)-DNA gets better, you aren't going to see these types of experiments in North America, or Europe as in both surveys show a very large amount of resistance. But rather in east Asia where the surveys show a lot more borad public acceptance of human DNA experimentation.

There is also an issue with the way the Neanderthal's boy's intelligence is dealt with. We know that on broad averages individuals and population groups with more Neanderthal DNA input have better spacial intelligence and comprehension of metaphor and symbol -- not less. In that sense this film inverts the science. Neaderthal most likely extinction was caused by competition and with Homo Sapiens with Homo Sapiens key advantages being in long, medium and short burst running speed and a couple of other attributes, including greater sexual dimporphism, that led to better specialization.

but those are not the main problems with this film. The main problem is shoehorning an interesting science fiction piece with a tired melodrama of a kid being different, wishing they were not, and then acceptance. it makes this film a hallmark card/lifetime channel trope that isn't even above average in that field.

Reviewed by veryprivateswag 5 /10

Bah could have been better.

Interesting idea but it wasn't really well done, far too much of everyday life was simply left out like social media etc etc.

It has a really meh ending to boot. I have to wonder if the people writing these stupid endings think it's fun, or unique from the myriad other movies with suck endings? Frankly it adds nothing but a negative star.

I think maybe the people that made this saw "Iceman 1984" one time too many.

Reviewed by tocanepauli 4 /10

Could have so much better

Interesting film but there could have been so much more made with this film. Just didn't feel right. He's too normal and normal looking and they didn't explore the differences enough. It's an ok watch.

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