Event Horizon (1997)

Event_horizon_ver1 “What was made public about the Event Horizon – that she was a deep space research vessel, that her reactor went critical, and that the ship blew up – none of that is true. The Event Horizon is the culmination of a secret government project to create a spacecraft capable of faster-than-light flight.” – Dr. Weir

Number of Times Seen – 1 (3 Aug 2014)

Brief Synopsis – A rescue ship is sent on a secret mission to retrieve a lost experimental spaceship that disappeared 7 years earlier.

My Take on itMikey from Screenkicker recommended that I check this movie out.

I was a bit skeptical because im not yhe biggest fan of horror but after watching it I cant say that it fits neatly into that genre.

I think it can be better classified as a space thriller with supernatural elements in the same vain as 2001 (1968) or 2010 (1984).

I think my biggest complaint is that I constantly felt that key plot points were missing which left so much ambiguous and unfinished.

Apparently, the director Paul Anderson has been saying for years that he would love to find lots of lost footage and release a directors cut with at least another half hour of plot and storyline.

When this happens, I will be one of those intrigued enough to seek it out because this movie has so much more potential than it would seem.

Bottom Line – I liked the basic concept, but felt that there were too many elements left unexplained and underdeveloped. Would be interested tho on seeing the movie the director wanted to make but was forced to cut down by 30 minutes or so. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy


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