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SGSlugger
May 10th, 2004, 03:42 PM
I was just wondering if anyone caught the movie 'Event Horizon' on Sci-Fi last night (5/9)? If so, what do you think? (I dunno Spoilers)

IMHO it started out interesting enough, but then got lost somewhere. Towards the end it felt like Army of Darkness for me: Was it meant to be scary or kinda stupid? I missed a little bit of the beginning so that might have helped. To me it seemed that the extra characters (the ones that got killed off) didn't have a lot of 'depth' to them. I didn't really like Sam Neil in this. Although it was a good time killer, I was a little dissapointed that it really didn't have that much to do with Stargate (an Event Horizon and a Docter Weir) :p :D

Wordsmit2
May 12th, 2004, 04:34 PM
A waste of a good cast, which is a shame. Especially Sean Pertwee. His last few seconds--Wow.

I thought the Babylon 5 movie "Thirdspace" was terrible until I saw Event Horizon. Nope, "Thirdspace" is much better. At least everybody--including the aliens--has a *reason*.

TechnoBoY
May 13th, 2004, 11:14 AM
I saw this movie a few years back on HBO. I was under 10 and I couldnt go to bed.

SGSlugger
May 13th, 2004, 11:51 AM
I saw this movie a few years back on HBO. I was under 10 and I couldnt go to bed.

It did get kinda funky at the end. The ending wasn't really what I would classify as an 'ending'.

Flyboy
May 13th, 2004, 01:26 PM
This film ROCKS!!!!!!!

Jonas
May 13th, 2004, 08:49 PM
I like this movie. I think its good and scary. I love the ending. Sam Neil is creepy at the end.

Matt G
May 14th, 2004, 08:32 AM
Caught it a few years back. Very wierd movie with a good sound track.

elhSG1
May 14th, 2004, 10:09 AM
Definately a very strange movie. I agree that Sam Neill was very creepy at the end.

David
May 15th, 2004, 03:25 PM
Saw it, own it, still one of very few films I like to watch while distracted by chores. With all the lights on.

It's inevitably one of those films you watch after the sun dissapears.

Rookie
May 24th, 2004, 04:14 PM
Personally I was very disappointed in this film. It had a very promising start, then became a second rate horror film which made me think the writers scrapped together the script while drinking margaritas on the beach.

The whole scene with Sam Neil explaining to the crew about what quantum theory is silly, you'd think a space freighter crew of the future would know about these things.

This movie wants to imitate Solaris, a much better film imo.

Several things are never really resolved - the life-form readings detected on the ship, the exact fate of the previous crew, why the characters follow what they KNOW to be apparitions etc. Also, the whole thing about "breaking" the laws of Physics is dumb - you can't break them, only observe them. The pursuit of knowledge is something to strive for, but here we are cautioned against trying lest we open a portal to "hell".

whatever :mad:

Flyboy
May 25th, 2004, 04:30 AM
Personally I was very disappointed in this film. It had a very promising start, then became a second rate horror film which made me think the writers scrapped together the script while drinking margaritas on the beach.

The whole scene with Sam Neil explaining to the crew about what quantum theory is silly, you'd think a space freighter crew of the future would know about these things.

This movie wants to imitate Solaris, a much better film imo.

Several things are never really resolved - the life-form readings detected on the ship, the exact fate of the previous crew, why the characters follow what they KNOW to be apparitions etc. Also, the whole thing about "breaking" the laws of Physics is dumb - you can't break them, only observe them. The pursuit of knowledge is something to strive for, but here we are cautioned against trying lest we open a portal to "hell".

whatever :mad:
But not everybody knows how Nuclear Fusion works right now do they?

Shipperahoy
May 25th, 2004, 10:03 PM
Personally this film just creeped the sh** out of me. I didn't like it or dislike it. I just found it extremely disturbing. The only reason I even watched it is because hubby wanted to see it. Now it's one of his favorite movies. Although I think that sometimes he just puts it on to mess with me. Can't you just feel the love?

shinyredpants
May 26th, 2004, 11:20 AM
I was just wondering if anyone caught the movie 'Event Horizon' on Sci-Fi last night (5/9)? If so, what do you think? (I dunno Spoilers)

IMHO it started out interesting enough, but then got lost somewhere. Towards the end it felt like Army of Darkness for me: Was it meant to be scary or kinda stupid? I missed a little bit of the beginning so that might have helped. To me it seemed that the extra characters (the ones that got killed off) didn't have a lot of 'depth' to them. I didn't really like Sam Neil in this. Although it was a good time killer, I was a little dissapointed that it really didn't have that much to do with Stargate (an Event Horizon and a Docter Weir) :p :D
i hated that movie...

Anthro Girl
May 26th, 2004, 12:21 PM
I wanted to like this movie when I saw it (years ago). Great cast, great production value, but I agree that halfway through it looks like the writers/director went out for cocktails with Sam Raimi and Clive Barker and did a 180 on the storyline. I loved the first half, but the second half - while not being horrible in and of itself - just didn't mesh for me.

What's really scary is that you saw it on SciFi, which means you didn't even get to see the really, really gooey bits! :S There's also about 30 minutes of footage that was cut from the theatrical release in order for it to make an R-rating to begin with! So, I wonder if the plot is somewhere in those missing 30 minutes?

I have no problem with scifi/horror, except that there seems to be so little of it that is good. Alien, Hellraiser (the first one), The Thing (1982)...all good movies, IMHO. The director of Event Horizon did go on to direct Resident Evil, which I did like. But, c'mon, who doesn't like rabid, undead, killer dobermans? :P