Supernova (2000)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BB.5

USA/Switzerland, 2000, , , .  Story by , , Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .

Trust me, you could do a lot worse. Director Walter Hill had his name removed from the credits after producer Francis Ford Coppola significantly cut the film down to a ninety-minute running time and added elements of his own.  What is left is a beautifully designed but empty-headed story that steals liberally from Alien and other science-fiction films but lacks that classic film’s great character depth.  A great cast is definitely a perk here, particularly the lead talents of  and the stunning Angela Bassett (who even get a digitally created sex scene thanks to the post-production changes, by having their bodies graphically superimposed on other actors’ bodies). Despite the drawbacks, I have to admit to having had a good time watching it.

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