Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. With Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson. A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.
A by the numbers rescue operation very quickly goes off the rails, but sadly this movie doesn’t hold up to the memories that I had of it. The basic premise still holds strong and the acting is fantastic, but there’s some 90’s cheese in there that I don’t appreciate any more. Smoking on a spaceship? Only one person catches the Latin language “save me” and he’s on the ship? No one back on earth didn’t know this? oooor did they and decided to just keep everyone in the dark? I think there’s a discussion to be had for where the engine designer got his ideas from, perhaps the warp reached out to him?
The highlight of the film was seeing Lawrence Fishburne in a whibble wobble chair on the bridge of his ship.