Published on May 5th, 2012 | by Scott Varnham
Womb Becomes Clone
Some of you may have noticed that a film starring Matt Smith and Eva Green is being released on Monday. The film is called Clone and is the “long-awaited” Womb.
The rebranding makes sense, as while Clone gives away the plot of the film a bit, Womb is just a terrible title that is not even what the film is about. It was shot before Smith was cast in Doctor Who and is only now seeing the light of day, which suggests that they’re cashing in on his stardom and the lead-up to his third series of Who.
It’s about a girl who has a childhood boyfriend who she has to move away from, then visits him when she’s Eva Green’s age and spends a short time with him before he’s killed. This prompts her to get his DNA implanted in her or some such and she rears his clone as her child so that when he’s old enough they can be together again. I cannot imagine how they pitched that one.
It’s interesting to see the spectrum of opinions that such films offer, as SFX has given it a ripping in their review (1.5 stars out of 5).
They mention that Matt Smith pulls a Douglas Adams and wades naked into the sea, which is good if you like eye candy (and see Smith as said eye candy) and “humps” Eva Green.
Starburst Magazine treats it rather differently, however, giving it a six out of ten. While Starburst practically gushed about it, both reviews suggest that it’s slow (leading Starburst to say that “describing its pace as glacial suggests a much faster film than this”) and frankly, neither of them make me want to see it.
If any of our readers decide to take the plunge, be sure to let us know if it’s any good in the comments. The film is currently playing at the London Sci-Fi Film Festival until its DVD and Blu-ray release on Monday.