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TheMajor's avatar

TheMajor

Very good sci-fi.
12 years 6 months ago
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Hunziker

spoiler
8 years 6 months ago
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Siskoid

I love a good procedural, so why do I never speak of The Andromeda Strain in the same reverent tones I do other downbeat SF films of the 70s? I think part of it must be that what I like about procedurals is the window into a microverse where I don't understand everything the experts say, but it sounds true. I'm enraptured for however many hours in a world that is not my own, but is nevertheless satisfying. Andromeda, about a space virus that threatens humanity lest this one group of scientists figure out how to stop it has lots of tension and a few shocking moments (the dead town, whatever they did to that monkey with the Human Society apparently standing right there), but Michael Crichton isn't a writer I would go to for SCIENCE, so the whole enterprise comes off more as a dry Doctor Who plot (or by the look of it, Space: 1999) and progressively less interesting. Bob Wise may well propose that the film is derived from declassified documents, because it's often as dull as reading through those. I was ready to give it a better report though, at least until the anti-climactic ending, at which point I threw up my hands in surrender.
8 months 2 weeks ago
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rafalopez2008

(removed by mod: please post in English)
14 years 1 month ago
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adastras

very funny sci-fi flick. a classic.
13 years 1 month ago
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Pete Concrete

Very dry indeed, I agree. Too much science porn, not enough entertainment value. I expected more from Robert Wise. Ah well.
8 years 6 months ago
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NoMatterWhat

not much suspense....waste too much time on the set-up
10 years ago
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