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Solaris

GENE

 SNICK

 GORDY

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Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

SOLARIS

 

 

Solaris is an amazingly under-developed story with not enough explanation for me, and moves along at a snail's pace. It left me awaiting desperately for a surprise twist that would make the mounting boredom worth while--but that never happens.

It's a slow, sterile, thought-provoking film that will leave many unanswered questions, never spelling anything out with long stretches containing no dialogue.

Plain and simple, I didn't like it.

More mystery than science fiction, George Clooney sleepwalks his way through what may be his most boring performance to date.

A cerebral sci-fi that has absolutely nothing to say. Zero gravity balances zero chemistry as Solaris lulls you into a dreamlike state that actually may be sleep.

Even the impressive direction and special effects can't help this one.

The movie is about a man coming to terms with the death of his wife in space. He boards a space station orbiting the planet Solaris to find out why one crewmember has killed himself and others are seeing strange and deadly things.

Soon, he's having visions of his own, including erotic visits from his dead wife.

This brainy attempt at science fiction for the thinking person doesn't play well with me. I left the theater not knowing what happened and didn't care.


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