|08.09.07||Internet|| The Sun's dying so a bunch of people have to take a gigantic bomb out to it to re-ignite it or something. Kinda like The Core but not as lame. I'd say most of this movie is very good but the weakensses lay in the script and that's never a good thing. I really liked all of the effects - it's a beautiful film - and Danny Boyle's shot composition is great. discovering the design of the ship and the cool little futuro-knick-knacks of the world the characters live in is fun and the stuff with them dealing with the shield malfunction and exploring the second ship is pretty tense.|
BUT, it seems like a lot of these ideas are really familiar. Have there really been so many peril-in-outer-space movies as to use up ALL the ideas? This story is pretty completely divided between Armageddon, 2001, Alien, and Event Horizon. I think the only new stuff was the oxygen farm and... hmmmmm.
BUT (again), for the most part, the prettiness and slickness and good music by Underworld help gloss over the familiarity for most of the movie until it becomes unbearable in the last act. I like the idea of having the antagonist blur the camera (I guess because he's so intense or something) but in execution it just made things confusing. I also got a bit bored by the sequence in which people are picked off in expected ways.
Still, I liked it more than I didn't like it, and found it to be really beautiful. I liked the tone and people who were in it; I just wish the story had more to it. I don't really like it when a whole movie can be boiled down to three words (stay on mission).