Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Day 6: Event Horizon (1997) 1h 36m
Event Horizon looked like someone watched a bunch of Nine Inch Nails videos and then decided to set them in space. Also, within the first 10 minutes I had already created a list of things, related to this movie, that I would rather be doing. These include: Watching Alien, playing Doom, listening to The Downward Spiral... you get the point
Our basic premise is that the dude from Jurassic Park built the spaceship the Event Horizon. After not hearing anything from the crew there is another group, lead by Laurence Fishburne, which set out to do recon. Upon arrival everyone begins to experience hellish hallucinations. These range from a woman seeing her child with horrible burns on his legs, to our JP star reliving his wife's suicide. All of this lead into the reveal that the ship has has a device on it which might as well be the lament configuration from Hellraiser. It sucked the old crew into another dimension of torture and pain (like Hellraiser) and then returned.
In the interest of full disclosure, I fell asleep with 10 minutes left in this movie. It wasn't a bad film by any means, it was just a bit slow in the pacing. I did go back and watch the ending of the film later, but I have the feeling of "Eh, I watched it... I'm good."
I give Event Horizon 2 copies of The Downward Spiral out of 5: