Well, well, well. It seems that if enough people suggest that a famous, handsome movie star is perhaps not the best actor in the world, and that actor is prepared to take a risk or two, sooner or later they’ll find themself in a role that suits their peculiar talents.

So here’s Orlando Bloom, taking a break from his stiff swashbuckling and his preposterous blond wig, to play a genuinely unsettling doctor, with perhaps a little too much skill in the chemistry lab and too little as a human being. He may seem a little stiff, but that’s the character, yeah? You can tell he’s a rotter because of the haircut. Or is he?

Yes, he is.

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By Fraser McAlpine