I know this movie has a good rating on IMDB and it is an interesting flick, but I didn’t get my socks blown off by it. I’m still thinking about why this might be. I haven’t read the book yet but will be doing so soon so I wasn’t that it was missing any preconceptions I may have had.
I may have been reading too much into the story because I kept thinking about how it related to other movies I have seen and indeed a few of the scenes reminded me strongly of earlier Sci Fi films and even some early human history material. I think there is a little of Gladiator, Logan’s Run, Rollerball (the James Caan flick from 1975), and the early part harks back to any old flick requiring human sacrifice. One part especially reminds me of Rollerball and I suspect the scene is a direct duplication of the original.
I think this happened because the production leaves a bit of time for reflection before it gets to the meat of the story which is what the last 10 minutes is about. In the final wash up I’m interested in what happens to the main characters and this felt like the preamble to set up the main protagonists.
I am impressed by the excellent computer control centre but then I always am these days. And I did like the “genetically modified” bugs that could sting you to death. I just had trouble thinking of a practical purpose for such a scientific intervention.
Yep. I’ll be checking out the next flick in the series and also reading the book of this fist in the series. I just home the novel has a little more depth to the story. That’s quite possible because the film is often the poor cousin of the book.