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Infinite space - infinite terror
Event horizon: the effective boundary of a black hole, the point at which light or matter can no longer escape the collapsed star's gravity. The point of no return.
The year is 2047: a rescue mission is sent to the outer reaches of our solar system to salvage the Event Horizon, a prototype spaceship missing for the last seven years. As the crew search for the survivors, they discover the terrifying secrets that lie within the mysterious spaceship.
Persons of interest
- Laurence Fishburne .... Captain Miller
- Sam Neill .... Doctor William Weir
- Kathleen Quinlan .... Peters
- Joely Richardson .... Lieutenant Starck
- Richard T Jones .... Cooper
- Jack Noseworthy .... Justin
- Jason Isaacs .... DJ
- Sean Pertwee .... Smith
- Peter Marinker .... Kilpack
- Holley Chant .... Claire
- Barclay Wright .... Denny
- Noah Huntley .... Edward Corrick
- Philip Eisner .... Screenwriter
- Paul Anderson .... Director
Cinematic intelligence sources
Special Agent Matti
A sad rip off of Alien, but aren't they all?
There are some great special effects. But there are more clichés than effects, so you know there's a problem, and that doesn't include holes in the plot that you could fly a spaceship through.
- there are almost no lights in the spaceship
- the terminals are ergonomically incorrect
- there are sharp pointy things for no reason at all
- there are weird shaped walls and endless corridors for no reason at all
- the executive officer comes up with the solution right at the beginning of the film when no-one else even knows what's going on
- if it's a United States Aerospace Command ship why do half the crew speak with non-American accents?
- how come the African-American guy is a hip funster (or are all African-Americans like that?)
- why is there an unreasonably cute marine who gets injured and has to take his clothes off?
- how come the blind baddie can shoot one good guy but misses the other?
- since when did black holes open a door to Hell?
The dialogue, acting, design, direction, and story are mediocre at best. If you are a die hard SF thriller aficionado, then see it by all means, but don't blame me if you want your money back.
Media intelligence (DVD)
- Trailers: Theatrical
Security censorship classification
MA 15+ (Medium level violence, medium level coarse language)
96 minutes (1:36 hours)
Not for public release in Australia before date
DVD rental: 10 August 2001