Supernova [DVD]  [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
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Plot, in the skew-whiff edited version we are fed here, is basically a riff on Ridley Scott's Alien. Space dudes up in space take on board a too good to be true hitch-hiker dude, which is a bad idea. Sadly it's all very dull, yet strangely you can see that in amongst the mess, and the often used diversion tactic of Robin Tunney's breasts, there was a very good film here. Brains and effects work to light up the screen, some sexy sizzle marrying up to the tension up there in the galaxy, James Spader on wonderfully broody and heroically damaged form, and some belting deleted scenes on the DVD. But, it's not to be, so the studio should be ashamed of themselves, even if it isn't quite the ultimate stinker it has been painted as. But! Super it is not, in any shape or form. 5/10
The pros: It is filled with interesting concepts and details. There is fairly awesome future tech. Some of the acting is good. The ship looks kind of cool. The bad guy is fairly badass. Angela Bassett is in it.
The cons: The awkward shagging. The explanations. The ending. The ending. The ending. The plot black holes. The ending.
I'm really not sure if they ran out of money, time or patience but instead of finishing the movie in any decent fashion, they rushed in a plot device, tried to leave the audience with a gooey warm feeling (which almost worked when I puked a little) but just failed. If this had have been a homage to Alien, they'd have stopped the film at the last death. Played out with a bit of class, but no.
If the sci-fi murder by number theme could be compared to sex: Alien was a classy partner who gradually seduced you and made you feel valued, Event Horizon was a bit of a tart but was good dirty fun. Supernova was a cheap prostitute who took your money and was clearly thinking about the shopping while it waited for you to finish and left you feeling like you might want to visit a clinic afterwards
Can't argue with the good cast though: James Spader, Angela Bassett and in a brief role Robert Forester. They all do their best, but the sum of its parts never quite add up!
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A slightly slow and moody sci fi movie which I none the less found surprisingly enjoyable.Published 12 days ago by S Y
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Good film. Good storyline. Film arrived well on time. Will buy any other old films again from this place.Published 11 months ago by John
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This was so dismally bad that I can't really find enough negative adjectives to use. Poor idea, dismal design, sad acting, execrable story. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sean Binning