After seeing this movie a few times, I’m still not sure how I feel about it. I don’t hate it, but I don’t love it either. I actually don’t mind watching it, and probably will again. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a B-Movie, though I don’t know the budget and am too lazy to go find out.
The movie has some interesting characters, like Nicole who isn’t affected the same way to White Town a drug that causes dreams and mutations; she gets neither. Oh, yeah, the strange thing is that she’s a high-end hooker, which didn’t make sense. Why a hooker? She reminded me of the Princess from Neverending Story.
Isn’t that the dad from Under the Cherry Moon? Yes, Steven Berkoff plays Hugo Motherskille, the man who wants Roy to rescue Nicole from the Underworld. Turns out all the characters I’ve seen him play, he’s an asshole.
Fluke is another interesting character, though his role is minimal, he’s very edgy. Then there’s Roy Bain, who is like and early, under-developed Harry D’Amour, then sort of morphs into Boone saving the mutants just like Nightbreed. At the beginning it was like a strange Ninja movie, then that passes and it gets stranger. The S&M fantasy dance scene is so corny, I thought I was gonna life myself to death.
In honesty, I’m still confused about Motherskille and Dr. Savary, they seemed like adversaries and at first I thought it was because of Nicole then it changed to something else like a turf war. The soundtrack was composed and performed by the band Freur, who soon after changed their name to Underworld; great band and score.
Me telling you any of this shouldn’t hinder you from watching Transmutations (Underworld) if it’s on and nothing else is, but I can only give it 2.5 out of 5 Stars. Sorry, Clive.