6405Re: [SFC] Solaris - some spoilers, but don't worry about it
- Dec 16, 2002I've seen Solaris now, an I must confess that, if not totally bad, it was quite
pointless to redo it, after Tarkowsi's movie, which I recall as being better
(at least more accomplished in being disturbing).
Lucius Shepard posted a review:
He's spot on when he says:
George Clooney (...) When called upon to project fear or existential confusion,
he merely succeeds in looking as if he has eaten some bad clams
--- mjbphotos <mjbphotos@...> wrote:
> What a waste of time (going to this movie) and effort (making this movie)!!
> Despite a grande-sized Starbucks coffee, I almost fell asleep an hour into
> it. Clooney really cannot act - he might as well be "old stoneface" in this
> one. The characterization at the movie's start were weak, not even leaving
> you guessing about the characters, instead thinking "who cares?"
> The "sci-fi" part of this movie - the 'space station' over the 'planet'
> Solaris, and the spaceship ride there lacked any real science to them. One
> shot of Clooney in the 'pod' heading from his ship to the spacestation (with
> reflected instrument readouts on his helmet's face screen) was a complete
> ripoff (homage?) of Bowman's ride in his pod in 2001: A Space Odyssey. The
> CGI of Solaris was pretty, if vague and not particularly real-looking.
> Nothing is explained about the Solaris 'phenomena' to Clooney before he
> travels there, and nothing gets explained about it by the end of the movie,
> Any 'message' in this movie was completely obscured by conflicting scenes, so
> having never read the book or seen the original movie version, the viewer
> leaves the theater thinking "what the�?"
> Just my opinion!
> Mike B
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