Event Horizon Review
Written by: Ash's missing hand
The year is 2047 and a rescue mission is sent to the vicinity of Neptune. Seven years earlier, a deep space research vessel named Event Horizon disappeared. Now it has suddenly been found. As the rescue ship approaches, the sensors onboard indicate the temperature on the other ship is very cold and no human life is detected. Yet, there are signs of life all over the ship, some other form of life.
What happened to the Event Horizon? Dr. Weir (Sam Neill) might know. He designed the ship's gravity drive, which has 3 rings spinning around a central core. It reminded me of the machine in "Contact". The gravity drive creates a black hole for the ship to slip through allowing it to travel great distances in a matter of seconds.
Where did the ship go? Why is the crew all dead? It never exactly anwers each question very clearly. Since sensors picked up signs of life all over the ship, I assume it is inhabited by a life form from wherever the ship went. That is never truly explained either. One of the crew members approaches the gravity drive, which turns into liquid mercury or something, slips through it and returns babbling like an idiot.
The movie is light on character development (which is not a surprise in a Paul Anderson movie) but a strong cast and excellent F/X make this movie alot better than it should have been.