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An average movie

Since this movie was John Carpenter's directing debut, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I really had a hard time to care about the damned thing, probably because I was expecting something completely different. Indeed, with its title and its poster and since it was directed by John Carpenter and written by Dan O'Bannon, I thought it would be some kind of dark vintage SF thriller but, in fact, it turned out to be some really goofy science-fiction comedy. The fact that there was no plot but instead a succession of supposedly funny scenes didn't help either. Finally, it was probably the most cheap-ass science-fiction production ever and it was probably the least convincing spaceship I have ever seen. Especially when they were inside, I never had the feeling that they were actually in a spaceship. There were still some nice things though like the bombs actually discussing and arguing with the crew or the fact that the crew really looked shabby and pretty much depressed. Anyway, to conclude, I think I have been actually generous with my rating here but this movie is still worth a look, especially if you like the genre or if you are interested in John Carpenter's work.

Added by johanlefourbe
10 months ago on 4 January 2018 22:51