So I know that the goal of this blog was to give my thoughts on some of the science fiction classics I’ve missed out on. But tonight, I had the distinct pleasure of watching Event Horizon. And let me tell you, I had no idea what I was in for.
First off, I didn’t realize that Sam Neill was in this movie. The second I laid eyes on him I got super excited. I mean, the man can wear the heck out of an ascot.
Unfortunately, he doesn’t don the ascot at any point during the movie. Instead he hangs out in some boxer briefs and wears a coverall. Neither of which are nearly as exciting.
The plot of the movie is actually kind of interesting. Sam Neill invented a kind of gravity drive that allows instantaneous travel out of our solar system. He built it into a ship called The Event Horizon. The ship went missing seven years prior but now it’s back. So Sam joins Laurence Fishburne and his crew to investigate. They investigate and shit hits the fan quick.
Like really hits it.
This is more of a horror movie than a science fiction piece. Turns out that The Event Horizon opened a black hole straight to hell. The ship has become sentient and can manipulate the thoughts of the crew. Long story short: the crew mutilate themselves and Sam Neill pulls out his own eyeballs.All of this sounds fine. Unfortunately, the movie falls apart. The script doesn’t seem to flow together. It contains a few too many one liners. I love hearing Laurence Fishburne yell “Fuck this ship!” as much as the next guy, but it couldn’t save this movie. The movie is also shot like a 3D movie. Which would be fine if the movie had ever been released in 3D. Instead we just have CG objects flying toward the screen for no reason.
Poor Laurence suddenly realizing this movie was a huge mistake.
This movie actually had some scary moments. It’s not a terrible horror movie. If I had seen this movie when it had first came out (and I had been six years old) it would have been terrifying. Either way I had a lot of fun with this not so great but entertaining flick.