Monday, 16 November 2015

Freeview film of the day : Monday 16th of November

Event Horizon (1997 91min.) [MovieMix/moremovies 9.00pm &+1]

Science-fiction horror starring Laurence Fishburne and Sam Neill. The year is 2047, and a rescue mission is sent to the outer reaches of our solar system to contact the Event Horizon, a prototype spaceship that has been missing for the last seven years. As the crew members search for survivors, they discover the terrifying secrets that lie within the mysterious spaceship.

Bit of a mess and the lack of budget is sometimes all too evident; but it's still a fun watch.

In many ways it's reminiscent of a 1950s sci-fi/monster B Movie with added guts'n'gore which means that, at times, it's unsure if it wants to be a sci-fi adventure or an out and out horror film.

But there's a strong cast (Fishburne, Neill, Joely Richardson, Kathlenn Quinlan and Sean Pertwee etc.) all of whom do their very best with some seriously under written characters.

Fun if you don't take it too seriously or go in expecting Alien!

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