Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Supernova (2000)

A film with a lot of promise. James Spader stared as a bad ass recovering drug addict. I like Spader who is best known now for the Blacklist TV show. Angela Basset is the heroine, and Peter Facinelli makes a terrific villian. After watching this movie I have to wonder why Peter or fellow costar Robin Tunney's carreers failed to soar. Even Lou Diamond Philps who I normaly have little time for did not annoy.

Its a classic Sci Fiction story with a great twist on faster than light travel. The legendary Walter Hill directed the first version but left the film, Francis Ford Coppala was brought in to make the best of the dailies. Rotten Tomatos gave it 10% and it make back less than 10 of its 90 million dollar budget. This was a very good movie that totally drew me into its world. Can't figure out why it was such a bomb.

Three Stars

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow. I had totally forgot about this film. I remember when it was released and the critics were totally trashing it on TV and in magazines. This was before I even had regular access to the internet. Needless to say, I didn't bother watching it... I may give it a chance though. Unfortunately, even though my expectations were low before, its going to be even lower now since we are living in a post-Interstellar world :-p