Brought to You by Head & Shoulders

Evolution is a lot like Ghostbusters. Both are about four people dressed in jumpsuits trying to bust otherworldly entities in a comedic way that somehow involves firefighters. This isn’t a coincidence since both movies are directed by Ivan Reitman. While I didn’t watch it as much as other childhood movies, I still had fond memories of Evolution. It was also one of the first movies I had shipped on Netflix. As it doesn’t come on TV much, because most people have forgotten about it. It’s not perfect, but I still enjoy Evolution today. Instead of ghosts, the threat is an alien organism that evolves into a variety of creatures. Whether it’s parasites, bugs, lizards, amphibians, dinosaurs, primates, or just a giant blob. The only ones who can stop it are a couple of college professors, a wannabe firefighter, and a scientist. Played by Fox Mulder, the other wide-eyed manic black comedian, Stifler, and the movie’s only A-lister Julianne Moore respectively. To this day, I still find Evolution hilarious. It may not be clever, but it makes up for it in dumb humor. Like the infamous “There’s a bug in my suit” scene. Evolution may not be fully evolved, but it’s a good time if you check your brain at the door.

Ira (far left) and his team look up at the final evolution

3 thoughts on “Brought to You by Head & Shoulders

  1. I have not forgotten about this movie, in fact I remember enjoying it a lot..but for the life of me I hardly can remember anything about it. It’s been ages since I last saw this movie…so maybe this great post is a reminder that I should start watching this one again soon 😊

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