Eden Log (2009)
Directed by Franck Vestiel

Starring Clovis Cornillac Gabriella Wright

There are some films that deserve at least one extra star simply because they don't let a lack of investment capital get in the way of lofty ambitions and "Eden Log" is just such a movie. Obviously filmed for very little money, this sci-fi-horror film manages to combine elements of "The Bourne Identity," "The Descent" and "Resident Evil" on a shoe-string budget.

The French language "Eden Log" opens with an unnamed man emerging from mud in a dark pit, a flashing light making his underground surroundings visible for milliseconds at a time. What follows is his journey to the surface -- and his long road to remembering who he is and what the hell he's doing in an underground cavern.

The similarities between the amnesiac male of "Eden Log" and the Milla Jovovich character Paul Anderson's "Resident Evil" are a bit too close for comfort. Instead of undead zombies, our French hero faces off against "Descent"-style mutants. What unfolds is the story of an underground facility set up to grow some kind of amazing plant life. The facility was beset with an epidemic that turned all the employees into Descent-style mutants. Yeah, very similar to "Resident Evil." But while "RE" didn't pretend to be anything more than junk food, "Eden Log" strives to be something much, much more. In a word, it's French.

And it's pretty good. The DVD features an English-language version and the French version as an "extra." You should only watch the French version because, honestly, the dubbing just doesn't cut the mustard in the English language version. Basically, in English, the movie sucks. In French, it's passable.

What you ultimately get is a derivative, thinking person's sci-fi thriller with some horror elements thrown in for good measure. The mutants of the film, which make it qualify slightly as a horror movie, look pretty cheesy and one action-fight sequence really has the movie buckling under its low budget. But you like arty sci-fi films like "THX-1138", you may enjoy "Eden Log." (That's another movie that this film derives a lot of inspiration from.)

A passable French sci-fi film, but far from great.

<< Back

-- Review by Lucius Gore

USER COMMENTS

Posted by GTRAD on June 10, 2009
I THOUGHT THIS MOVIE WAS LIKE A GREAT SCI-FI ART FILM . VERY WEIRD AND CONFUSING, BUT NONE-THE-LESS A PRETTY DAMN GOOD MOVIE.


Posted by nike air max billig on June 16, 2013
Choose the turquoise bag that will fit your needs and your style.I could see the physical objects below growing smaller and smaller until they disappeared and all around me was a limitless expanse of dazzling light. [url=http://www.eidalon.de/nike-air-max-schuhe/]nike air max billig[/url] nike air max billig


Posted by oakley on June 28, 2013
Whats Taking place i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I've discovered It absolutely helpful and it has aided me out loads. oakley oakley oakley oakley I'm hoping to contribute & assist other customers like its aided me. oakley oakley oakley oakley Great job. oakley oakley oakley oakley


Posted by chanel quilted bags on July 1, 2013
you could have an perfect weblog proper here! would you prefer to make some invite posts on my weblog? chanel quilted bags


Posted by ?????? ??? on July 8, 2013
???? ?????|??????????????????? ???????????????????????????????????????????????????| ????????| 4 4???? ??????????????|???????????????????any???????! ?????? ???


Posted by fake rayban on July 11, 2013
The Burberry outlet will have you seeking excellent.It's said that Winslet met Dowler recently at a party hosted by friends, and during a recent photo shoot during which Dowler had to stay in New York City, he and Winslet snuck out for some together time. fake rayban


Posted by louis vuitton tassen on July 11, 2013
Benefits of properties in Notting Hill louis vuitton tassen


Posted by louis vuitton tassen on July 14, 2013
The Dow Jones IndexesSM are proprietary to and distributed by Dow Jones Company, Inc.Burberry Outlet mall online Coats inevitably get a special glimmer and glamour for a personality.sustain those options throughout vistas when purchasing could fitflop shoes.Obasanjo ceinture gucci homme pas cher a d?clar?: tiens ? rappeler dimanche, comme souvenir et agir en cons?quence. louis vuitton tassen


Posted by replica rayban on July 14, 2013
At a distance of one kilometer, attackers develop strong nausea and can no longer see, according to Lasersec Systems, the Finnish company that developed the lasers for commercial use.At the high end, Tumi makes a SafeCase Deluxe Computer Business Backpack ($495 napa leather; $350 ballistic nylon) that, aside from being one of the best-looking backpacks, boasts Tumi's SafeCase suspension laptop sleeve, which can be removed from its Velcro moorings to make room for more stuff.We all have our go-to vessels that mother our slow-cooked masterpieces - and with the many meals we use them for, their importance only increases.Naujoji Zelandija.One of Aeetes' bowmen shoots Medea. replica rayban


Posted by ?????? ??? on July 16, 2013
Fantastic web site. Lots of useful information here. I?m sending it to a few pals ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks in your sweat! ?????? ???


Posted by ???? on July 16, 2013
Physiognomist Ursulina Youmon spare-time hobbies includes ???? rc cars, mountain biking. She's fascinated by discovering and travelling to different places as for instance Fez. ????


Posted by replica watches on July 19, 2013
Cuervo y Sobrinos new watch Semanal often a multi functional fully-fledged complex calendar confident enough with 27 rock 'n roll C & S automatic meandering mechanical movement 2853 a huge from ETA, add a bunch of their exceptional R & D a number of things calendar module homemade solar power system storage 44 a matter of hours - Cuervo y Sobrinos calendar table Semanal. replica watches


Post A Comment About Eden Log
Name:



Please Enter the Above Security Code:

Rank this film on a '666 scale' of one to six (left to right).

Based on 2147 votes.