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Thread: I'm finally watching Event Horizon movie...

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    I'm finally watching Event Horizon movie...

    ... since you guys keep comparing it to SS2. Better late then never. Wow, everyone is so young like Morpheus! :P

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    I can't even remember how long it was since I saw it.

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    Crappy flick! I was expecting more from EH to be like SS2.

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    The setting is somewhat similar to SS2. The story, not so much.
    Last edited by D'Arcy; 9th Nov 2018 at 12:47.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D'Arcy View Post
    The setting is somewhat similar to SS2. The story, not so much.
    Hence, my disappointment.

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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Story is more Silent Hill than System Shock, other than the FTL bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icemann View Post
    Story is more Silent Hill than System Shock, other than the FTL bits.
    Ah.

  8. #8
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Or Hellraiser in space. Oh wait that already happened.

  9. #9
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Ireland
    I'd say it's heavily inspired by Warhammer 40K.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ant View Post
    Crappy flick! I was expecting more from EH to be like SS2. :(
    That's a bit silly -- you can't call a film crappy on the basis that it wasn't what you mistakenly thought it was going to be. I think you're actually disappointed that someone implied that EH and SS2 were similar. Personally I was disappointed with Event Horizon as well, so I won't argue that it's a great film; but SS2 has no bearing on that.

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    Registered: Aug 2004
    They rather overdid it with the weird pointless jump scares.

  12. #12
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    Registered: Sep 2001
    Location: Qantas
    Yep. The film starts out feeling like sci-fi, but then abandons the sci-fi for vague horror tropes. It was a waste of a strong cast and good FX budget. They should have been able to make something smarter with the black hole premise.

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    ZylonBane
    Registered: Sep 2000
    Location: ZylonBane
    I actually saw this in the theater. I loved the production design, and the clever handwave for how you could have a fog-shrouded spaceship, and the now-iconic audience-friendly explanation of how hyperspace drives work. But once plot started happening... ugh. I was reduced to sitting there ticking off every scene or shot or line of dialog that it ripped off from some other, better movie. It's like the writer put his top 10 favorite horror movies in a blender, added his top 10 favorite scifi movies, hit frappe, and dumped the result straight onto the page.

    I can see why it's achieved cult favorite status, since it's basically fanfic with a multi-million budget, but make no mistake, it's not good.

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