Stalker meets Midnight Run.
This should have been called Prometheus 2, as it's the most direct sequel from the entire series. Unfortunately my friend who I watched it with didn't realize it was related to Prometheus, and had also never seen that film, so he was pretty confused. I, on the hand, was one of the people who enjoyed it, as I felt Scott was introducing some interesting ideas about the origin of life, and I felt it had some of the most terrifying…
Now, I am an established Nolan skeptic, so for some I may have no credibility discussing this film to begin with. Still, I did not like this film.
From even before anyone saw it, there was buzz about it being this generation's 2001: A Space Odyssey. Now that sounds kind of absurd, and unfair both to Kubrick and Nolan, but it's impossible to discuss this film without referencing that one. And you know what? That's not necessarily a bad thing.…
The film needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts.
- Tarkovsky to the State Committee of the USSR on Cinematography
This sounds like one of those apocryphal quotes, but if Tarkovsky did, indeed, say this, he wasn't joking, as I'm sure many did walk out of the beginning of this film. It takes Stalker half an hour before anything…