Solar Crisis (1990)

PG-13   |    |  Sci-Fi, Thriller


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A huge Solar flare is predicted to fry Earth. Astronauts must fly to the sun to drop a talking bomb (Freddy) at the right time so the flare will point somewhere else. Giant IXL Corp C.E.O. ... See full summary »


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11 April 2003 | cubdukat
Ack! What were they thinking!
I remember first hearing about this movie while stationed in Japan. I saw a book detailing the career of visual effects company Boss Film Co. and Richard Edlund, and it featured images from "Solar Crisis" (or as it was called in Japan, "Solar Crisis 2050"

So I figured I'd go check out the movie and see how it was.

Big Mistake.

The movie, while visually flawless (for the most part), was jumbled and annoying. I didn't really find any of the characters especially convincing--especially Peter Boyle--and the entire project seemed to have that "the concept behind the film is better than the actual film itself" quality (the concept-in-question being the collaboration between Japanese media giant Towa [?] and Boss Films.)

Apparently, when Trimark released the laserdisc and DVD in this country, they didn't think anyone would care since it was so awful it never got a domestic release, so they released the film in a 1.85:1 aspect ratio--despite the fact that the film was filmed anaorphically in 2.35:1 (according to cinematographer Russell Carpenter). In this case, nobody did--which means that Trimark--or Lion's Gate (?)--won't correct their mistake anytime soon.

At least there's no doubt where the film's budget went--directly into the visuals. It would've been nice if there had been some left over for the screenplay.

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