Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sphere (1998)

3.5 / 5
Tagline: A thousand feet beneath the sea, the blackest holes are in the mind...
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Written by: Michael Crichton, Kurt Wimmer
Actors include: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson
Genre: Sci-fi, Horror
Length: 134 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Not a bad little sci-fi thriller at all really and it has a decent cast to boot. Some scientists find a huge spaceship in the ocean and of course they go aboard to investigate. Oddly everything seems undamaged, but the ship has a few unearthly surprises of it's own. Of course our scientists are running around for their lives, and at least it does deliver on a few deaths and whatnot making it satisfying as a horror film and as a sci-fi picture. Sure it gets a little silly and ridiculous in places, but for the most part it tries to be thrilling and it often does succeed. It's definitely a little too long, but for the most part it's at least entertaining and that is all I ask.

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