Dark Matter (I) (2007)

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Based on actual events, a Chinese university student responds violently when his chances for a Nobel Prize are dashed by school politics.




  • Ye Liu at an event for Dark Matter (2007)
  • Aidan Quinn and Ye Liu at an event for Dark Matter (2007)
  • Aidan Quinn at an event for Dark Matter (2007)
  • Shi-Zheng Chen at an event for Dark Matter (2007)
  • Aidan Quinn in Dark Matter (2007)
  • Aidan Quinn and Shi-Zheng Chen at an event for Dark Matter (2007)

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26 June 2008 | jamesstreet
| not bad, try again please
I watched this with several friends and it was interesting to see who was surprised by the ending and who wasn't. Let there be no doubt, there is a great subject for a plot here. Forget that its based on a true story because its not - that's just marketing and fodder for pointless forum discussions.

What really hurt this movie were the pointless special effects and overly exaggerated sentimental shots, mostly featuring Meryl Streep, interspersed throughout the movie - typically after a scene where the protagonist experiences success or failure. There are only a handful of these shots and they only last seconds – but they are schmaltzy in an otherwise very believable movie. If you're watching even somewhat closely, they give away the movie very quickly.

I'll bet Shi-Zheng Chen goes on eventually to make a truly great movie. This one is about half way there.

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Release Date:

24 April 2008


Mandarin, English

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Filming Locations

Orem, Utah, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,701 13 April 2008

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