Ever see a movie and walk out of it thinking "Lord, that wasn't good, but it was certainly an experience?" This film is exactly that. It's too long and full of grotesque imagery that doesn't make much sense and its scenes sometimes sprawl out past all rational limits, but it's certainly memorable, and horrifying, and visually beautiful.
Very curious what the budget breakdown for eel wranglers and CGI eel-manufacturers was. 60 percent of the budget? 80 percent?
Also very curious whether anyone involved in the film considered the survivability of people having a gallon of water + a gallon of eels pumped directly into their stomachs. I brought this up with my husband after the film, and he said "Well, at least you know the character thought it through. At some point, if you're an eel-based mad scientist, you start to see everything and everyone around you solely in terms of eel capacity."