The Island of Dr. Moreau

Director: John Frankenheimer
Year Released: 1996
Rating: 0.5

Following a plane crash that leaves him stranded at sea, United Nations employee Douglas (David Thewlis) gets rescued by "veterinarian" Dr. Montgomery (Val Kilmer) and taken to a remote island where Nobel Prize winner Dr. Moreau (Marlon Brando, doing some sort of Charles Laughton impression) is conducting ghastly experiments to turn animals into humans.  It seems to be impossible to discuss this movie without mentioning the disastrous production history - my favorite bit of trivia involves the original director, Richard Stanley, having an emotional breakdown, sneaking off into the woods and then returning to the movie and playing an extra - because let's be honest, the off-camera stuff is significantly more interesting than anything that appears on screen (save Stan Winston's special effects).  In a 2021 interview, Ron Perlman (who plays Sayer of the Law), admitted the movie was a "mess" and he's right: it's sloppy and ludicrous with poorly written characters, but the "so bad it's good" crowd might find a bit of humor in it (Kilmer's Brando impression, for example, is decent).