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Joshua Koppel Says, in 2-2-2010 at 20:08:41 from     

During a glut of movie watching, I happened to watch Event Horizon. I cannot recommend this movie even to those who like cheesy ghost stories.

The Event Horizon, mankind’s first attempt at a faster than light ship has suddenly appeared in orbit around Neptune. A rescue crew and the ship’s designer head out to investigate. While attempting to dock with the massive ship, the rescue vessel is damaged and needs to be repaired. Lack of air forces the crew onto the derelict.

As the crew investigates the mystery of the returned ship, individual members begin to be haunted by their deepest fears. Somewhere along the line the ship’s creator becomes possesses and tries to prevent the others from leaving.

This movie was intended as a subtle ghost story. The beginning is pretty good but soon it becomes apparent that the movie makers are just not used to subtle. Visually the movie loses the story line as special effects become more pronounced than required. I guess that midway through the film they tried to recreate the film Alien and failed.

Despite all of the bad points, there is actually some good acting to be found on screen. Unlike most science fiction and horror films the rescue crew behave cautiously and intelligently. Unfortunately they were up against something much too powerful.

What we they up against? Well, when the ship went on its maiden voyage and punched a gateway through space, it traveled briefly in something that is outside space and time. A region of perfect chaos that most would call Hell. During that brief encounter the ship became alive and the gateway was not completely shut.

So, if someone happens to be showing a video of this film (free of charge) then you might want to take a look. After all, the premise and the acting were good, it was just off the mark. Way off.
Rating: 1 / 5

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EAJ Says, in 2-2-2010 at 21:45:36 from     

Oh it has all the trappings of a science fiction movie but its a horror film and its not really that scary. Don’t waste your time on this one.

Just a tip for the writer, director, producer, if they are still making movies: next time make the crew seem more believable (I think astronauts get pretty rigid psychological screning and assume they will in the future) and please show me something scarier or crueler that what you showed here if you are doing a horror film. This was lame stuff.
Rating: 1 / 5

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MBrian Says, in 2-2-2010 at 23:57:11 from     

This film came out in 1997 and we wonder why kids shoot each other in schools. This film is overly violent, I had nightmares for weeks, I couldn’t even eat. Sorry, I tend to act like Dr. Seuss, when I review a terrible, horrible film. There is no point to this stoy, or having these great actors in this film. Why, Why, WHY DOES PAUL ANDERSON WANT TO DO CHARACTER DRIVEN FILMS. Sorry, I was expecting a milestone in sci fi films, or even a comedy like Andersons greatest achievement “Alien Vs. Predator”, but noooooo. I get crap, I don’t mean just any crap, I mean the crap that comes out of your toilet. And I’m not even going to give this film the pleasure of me describing the plot.

When were being subjected to this kind of crap, at least tell us why these characters are dying. I got to know more about “Solaris” than this, then again that film was one of the best films of 2002. “The Matrix” was almost like this, but they got us to forgive them for putting some action in it. “Event Horizon” has no action, no plot, or even a reason to horrible violence, and the actors are all on the same level of acting. Once again “Alien VS. Predator” is his crowning achievement. If it was up to me, I would give this film 0 stars. Thats how bad this film really is.

Rating: 1 / 5

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Anonymous Says, in 2-3-2010 at 02:07:43 from     

this movie was so bad i was totaly discusted the only thing i liked about this movie is when i turned it off i would watch this movie again if i could shave my dog and teach him to walk backwards i wouldent if i had to buy this movie i would throw it out my window or in a trash can
Rating: 1 / 5

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Gordon M. Wagner Says, in 2-3-2010 at 04:43:18 from     

And that damns it as a f**d up science fiction movie. COULD THE FILMMAKERS NOT HAVE PROVIDED A BRIGHTER VISION OF THE FUTURE? Did it have to be dismal no-dreams horror? I don’t enjoy leaving negative reviews, but this movie was a bad mistake and it says something about how far American culture has fallen from the high-water mark of the 1960s. AVOID this movie. A dismal waste. An obscenity. This is not what science fiction ought to be. A disgusting exercise in despair and filth. *THIS* is your vision of the future?! SHAME on you. SHAME on you.
Rating: 1 / 5

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