• FilmApe

    ★★★★ Rewatched by FilmApe 29 Aug, 2015

    This is one flick that I think would be a completely different experience on the big screen. The changing aspect ratios work well enough on a home viewing, but I bet that this being properly projected would be a next level theatre experience. It is also interesting to note that Trumbull wanted this to be the debut of his Showscan 60fps 70mm process, which had it actually happened in 1983, probably would have completely changed the look of films today. Trumbull was decades ahead of his time.

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  • Christian Dzubiel

    ★★★ Watched by Christian Dzubiel 13 Aug, 2015

    Ideen und Gedanken sind faszinierend. Die Ausstattung ist in den Details beeindruckend (die sich weiterentwickelnde Datenbrille ist visionär). Restlos alle Showscan-Sequenzen berauschen die Augen. Bei der Schauspielführung versagt die Regie jedoch auf der ganzen Länge. Außerordentliche Schauspieler wie Walken und Fletcher wirken unfreiwillig komisch. Dieser Stoff in den Händen eines Spielberg oder Kubrick...

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  • Phil Rippke

    ★★★ Added by Phil Rippke

    Douglas Trumbull did the VFX for 2001 and he directed this film about some inventors who come up with a helmet that records the wearer’s sensations. The images from inside the helmet are shot in 70mm widescreen and look cool. There are also some well-composed shots that make the researchers appear to be swallowed up by their creations. Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken are great as lovers and coworkers.

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  • Simon Abrams

    ★★★★ Watched by Simon Abrams 09 Aug, 2015

    Movies are so good these days.

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  • Phil Rippke

    ★★★ Added by Phil Rippke

    One great thing about this film is that it is a science fiction film that deals (somewhat) rationally with technology. In this case, the invention is a helmet that records everything the wearer senses. Christopher Walken, one of the key inventors, is interested in the commercial aspects, but the military (which financed it) has other ideas.

    Douglas Trumbull (who did some of the special effects for 2001) directed this one. It looks great - there are some great wide shots…

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  • Gibnerd

    ★½ Watched by Gibnerd 29 Jun, 2015

    lots of interesting ideas in here like recording someone's mind as they die but this film goes absolutely nowhere with it. there's some good sequences but it feels like its constantly on the verge of getting to a place it never gets to.

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  • Ed Scheid

    ★★★ Watched by Ed Scheid 29 Jun, 2015

    Entertaining sci fi with colorful visuals and good actors.

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  • SmokingPizza

    ★★★½ Added by SmokingPizza

    Christopher Walken: MindFreak

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  • Scott D'Agostino

    ★★★ Watched by Scott D'Agostino 25 Jun, 2015

    An interesting sci-fi thriller that's been overshadowed by Natalie Wood's death during production. Trumbull's direction is good and Christopher Walken and Wood give good performances.

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  • Jimmy Jones

    ★½ Added by Jimmy Jones

    Creepy, weird, amateurish, slagging film about dissecting our thoughts and living inside each others' brains, or something like that. Feels terribly dated, not only in its technology but in its pacing and its attempt at an "experimental" feel. Christopher Walken should be able to lift it up, or at least add a little spice to it, shouldn't he? And yet he seems just as drab as most of what's going on around him. And then there's Natalie Wood as his…

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  • JosephFinn

    ★★½ Watched by JosephFinn 07 Jun, 2015

    The science makes little to no sense and the story peters out much more than it ends, but Walken, Fletcher and Robertson are very much worth seeing.

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  • russman

    ★★★ Watched by russman 31 May, 2015

    Can I play the piano anymore?
    Of course you can.
    Well I couldn't before.

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