this and thx 1138 are probably the two most over-rated sci-fi films i’ve ever seen. i’ve given this one three chances now and fallen asleep twice. this time around i didn’t fall asleep, but sorta wish i had. for the record, i’ve seen the director’s cut twice and this time i saw the “final cut.” supposedly the theatrical version is a little better, but it’s only a difference of four minutes and that amount of time wouldn’t have helped this film.
the sets and atmosphere were successful. the music was also pretty good. acting wasn’t great, concept didn’t do much for me, direction was slow, dialogue was nearly non-existent. for better sci-fi films try: 2001, clockwork orange, tron, alien(s), terminator, matrix, island, just about anything else.