To put it delicately, it’s probably safe to say that director Paul W.S. Anderson has released some iffy films over the years – from Death Race, Pompeii and pretty much every Resident Evil movie. But before all those films, way back in 1997, he directed Event Horizon, which is arguably his best movie to date.
The story takes place in the year 2047 as group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage a long lost starship. The ship disappeared mysteriously seven years before on its maiden voyage and with its return comes even more mystery as a rescue crew discovers the real truth behind its disappearance and something even more terrifying.
Now, some may say that calling this Anderson’s best work is akin to saying someone is the tallest midget, but we’ve always found Event Horizon to be a well made little gem. It’s true that the picture received mostly negative reviews upon its release, with most critics comparing it to films like Alien, Hellraiser, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. The film was also a box office bomb, grossing $47 million against a $60 million production budget.
In recent years though, in a similar fashion to Blade Runner and John Carpenter’s The Thing, Event Horizon has come to be regarded as a unique contribution to the sci-fi genre with a cult following and positive contemporary reviews. Today, the Nostalgia Critic takes a crack at this fan-favorite flick and as you could probably guess, he isn’t a fan.
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[via Channel Awesome]