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Event Horizon (1997)

Director:
Paul W. S. Anderson
COUNTRY
USA/United Kingdom
GENRE
Horror/Science Fiction
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Event Horizon
RUNNING TIME
97 minutes
Producer:
Jeremy Bolt
Lawrence Gordon
Lloyd Levin
Screenwriter:
Philip Eisner
Andrew Kevin Walker (uncredited)


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Captain Miller Laurence Fishburne
Doctor William Weir Sam Neill
Lieutenant Peters Kathleen Quinlan
Lieutenant Starck Joely Richardson
Lieutenant Cooper Richard T. Jones
Ensign Justin Jack Noseworthy
Lieutenant Commander D.J. Jason Isaacs
Lieutenant Smith Sean Pertwee

 

Review

In a not too distant future, a rescue ship is sent to the outskirts of space to look for the suddenly reappearing Event Horizon, an enormous space ship designed for superluminous travel utilizing an artificial black hole. The crew is a combination of Hollywoodishly military tough guys (in James Cameron fashion) and far more academically oriented female scientists. Amazingly, none of the crew members have been informed of either the mission nor lead scientist Dr. William Weir's special personal interests in Event Horizon, but as you watch this sci-fi-clad horror film, you're not meant to ask questions as much as get ready to be scared by more or less cheap thrills. As directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, Event Horizon reveals a true interest for the occult, but the hell connection is ultimately unconvincing. It seems to be deployed almost by default and is not given any true relevance except as a simple way out for the screenwriters who towards the end cling desperately to the vault they're trying to rob, while the filmmakers condescend to bombarding us with commercialized faux horror.

 

Copyright 31.5.2011 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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