Fan Comments about Inalienable
Posted 11 March 2008 - 04:17 AM
The producers seem to have been as brusque with Benjamin Norris -- and the relationship between Benjamin and Eric -- as Marinia Sirtis' prosecutor was. That's not what I paid my $3 to see, I must admit. I have great respect for the previous work of many of the people associated with this film, especially Walter Koenig. But if this was the story they wanted to tell, then I have to say that they should offer a refund. I don't mind if bad things happen to characters that the movie's script have made beloved. I just mind when such things happen in the space of seconds, without adequate explanation or follow-through. I do, however, wish to commend Hatch, Peldon, Koenig, and the actors who played Benjamin, for their performances. I also enjoyed the performances of Erick Avari, Marina Sirtis, Alan Ruck, Gary Graham, and J.G. Hertzler.
In the end, I think this movie could have benefited from being longer, so that it could have included more transitional material between the characters' situations.
Posted 05 April 2008 - 02:32 AM
Posted 11 May 2008 - 07:29 AM
Eric was definitely a well-developed character (though his on-screen story could have been a little more detailed), and I enjoyed his struggle with first of all his own emotions, and against Shilling.
Shilling was likewise a brilliant character, but one who really needed his neck snapped. He oozed malice and self-satisfaction; a typical bully and excellent antagonist.
I felt the performances of all involved were impressive, though the crowds protesting for their various reasons could have been a bit more passionate (except the guy in the bandana... he was crazy)
The story was very interesting. The idea of male pregnancy in fiction is very rarely touched upon, and people even more rarely can make it work, and I thought this worked. It's a plausible idea! What? It is!
The ending was a bit quick, but it was a nice ending, and sent me to work with a smile on my face.
It could have been longer, and we definitely should have seen some of that emotional struggle after the death of Benjamin, but also I think we should have seen what happened to Shilling. Think about it - the epitome of twistedness; we know he'd probably have been satisfied at the "abomination's" death, but with Eric's happy ending... is he really satisfied?
I don't know if that sounds weird, but the psychology of the bad guy at the end of the day is far more interesting to me than the psychology of the good guy - you can generally understand the feelings and motives of the protagonist... not so much the neurotic or even psychotic determination of the antagonist.
I think I'll shut up now; I'm not making sense.
Posted 26 May 2008 - 08:13 PM
Also, there was a lot of story to this story. The complex underpinnings of various relationship were difficult to relate in such a short time. A two-part feature would have given more time to develop the backstory a bit.
The cast was perfect. I love Eric Avari as a paranoid lawyer; and Marina Sirtis was great as a coldhearted feminazi. I was surprised to find such a believable mean-streak in Walter Koenig - quite a villian.
All in all, this is a solid sci-fi story, a great cast, and a well-made film. I await your next film, Renegade.
Posted 30 May 2008 - 08:51 PM
Male pregnency, panspermia, and hybrid life, are all previously unadressed issues in film. The way human beings will respond to that, is hypothesised well, and in a believable fashion. I'm glad I had the opportunity to opt in, in the nick of time.
Please put it on DVD and send it to me? Of have me download an ISO and make me spoil 8 discs getting one decent copy? Pleeeeeeeeze!?