(a film review by Mark R. Leeper)

VESPER: VESPER is a film set in a post-ecological disaster world, where the disaster was caused by genetic engineering--humans botched controlling nature, now nature is getting its revenge. (Although some of the revenge seems to be from a ruling group that controls the seeds to grow food--seeds which are good for only one season. This is not science fiction.)

This is yet another film with weird organisms (other reviewers have also noted a similarity to ANNIHILATION). But in this film the exteriors lack any bright colors, making the world look dingy and gray. There are also mutant humans that have been created by biology and botany and electronics. The pacing is somewhat slow, more so in the second half.

Released theatrically 30 September 2022. Rating: +1 (-4 to +4), or 6/10.

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