|Submitted by Eric Dantes |
(May 21, 2001)
Event Horizon is one of the lesser recognised films of the sci-fi/horror genre, which is strange, considering that it has a certain finesse that you don't see in your everyday pulp sci-horror. The acting is, well, pretty nice, but you're going to be paying more attention to Sam Neil here, since his acting is consistently above average - it's terrible he hasn't more lead parts in movies. The others do play their roles rather well, but Sam is the show-stealer.Storywise, this is rather intriguing stuff. You're going to want to know what's going on. But don't be too disappointed if /everything/ isn't explained by the end, since that only adds more to the movie's enjoyable after-taste. Not everything's perfect, but the sinister elements that lead up to the final ending are done with an eye for perfection.Special effects-wise, everything's competently done - with an extra layer of flair, to boot. Cinesite has done a wonderful job here, with their CGI making the wonderfully dark atmosphere of the sets even darker. This is, as was rightly stated by another critic, a horror movie first, a sci-fi movie second. And it's worth a watch or two, for its tense, ominous, and utterly atmospheric visuals alone.