A crewman wakes up from hypersleep on a spaceship. He comes out of his tube to a dark and empty room. He manages to wake a superior corporal in command and together they try to make some sense in to why the power of the ship is almost gone, and also where they are in the universe?
It is a great start to the film where the viewer is just as confused as the to crewmens what has happened and where is everyone. I feel the moviemakers had something here they really could have worked with unfortunately after about 20 minutes the plot calls for the usual alien-on-the-ship trick and that´s where i loose interest. Not too bad at all its just that i have seen it all before and way better.
I liked it. I thought the aliens had a true "I would be terrified" of them look to them. I thought it would suck but i was surprised at liking it.
Dont get me wrong the movie isnt too bad. Its just that i feel that the moviemakers wasnt sure if the mystery was enough too keep the viewer interested throughout the film, like they said to each other we might as well throw in some Aliens too as a filler to be on the safe side. But that is just my humble opinion.
It is early morning on yet another day at an all girls school in 1900 somewhere in Australia. The young girls are full of life and giggles and are looking forward to their picnic trip too a local landmark. On arrival everyone has a good time laughing and locking on flowers. A group of four girls gets permission to wander away from the rest to make some further exploring of the rock...
From photo, script, directing, choice of music, and that eerie setting that goes like a red string through the entire film it is a small masterpiece by Peter Weir. You feel uncomfortable watching the movie despite no obvious source of horror is present. I dont want to give away anymore, but if you know that you dont like movies with no obvious solution on a riddle this is not the movie for you.