Thursday, June 12, 2008
archive -- Supernova
Directed by Tommy Lee (aka Walter Hill)
Starring James Spader, Angela Bassett.
One quick question: What kind of dimension-jumping ambulance can't bring the wounded to a hospital?
I'll back up:
In order to travel multiple light years in minutes instead of decades all living crew must be in protective chambers.
This ship has exactly enough chambers for the crew, and no one else! They jump multiple light years and have to leave the patient(s) where they find 'em.
But enough about plot!
How about zero gee sex!
But we cut the movie into a short pg13 version!
Ok, what about cool spaceships!
Star power! Angela Bassett, usually hotter than Georgia asphalt, the best part of Strange Days, limps through this role on ice. Spader is decent as the new guy freshly off some future drug addiction and also second in command. Oh wait, we talked about plot already!
What happened? Making movies takes a lot of time and money. The SFX guys worked hard, the actors did there best but nothing gelled. I wanted to like this movie, like I wanted to like Event Horizon.
I enjoyed the time in space, on the ship and off, and I guess I still don't value my time and money enough.
This is a solid "B" movie, I think the new term is straight to video. If you're a sci-fi nut go ahead. You've seen worse.
Maybe the Dvd version will be put back together.