Event Horizon

Event Horizon ★★★½

The definitional 80% of a good movie that kind of falls apart at the end.

I feel like one reason this movie has gotten such a vigorous reappraisal in recent years is, simply, how pleasing it is just to look at movies shot on real sets with real set design and lit with real lighting to give it a real mood, to the extent that we're largely willing to give the fake-looking, floating-through-space FX a pass because the stuff we know is real looks so real.

The new 4K disc looks pretty good, though perhaps just a hair softer than I expected. The sound mix also spikes pretty wildly, which I understand is the intention of the filmmaker, but makes for harder at-home viewing at 11 PM on a school night.

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