The Black Hole ★★★½

Saw this in the cinema when I was six years old. I don’t know how I didn’t have nightmares. Revisiting it via Disney+.

Yes, it’s a cheesy script, but the actors are stellar and do their best with it — Anthony Perkins and Ernest Borgenine, ffs! Some don’t like the robot, VINCENT, but I love him. The black hole looks good for the time, the space ship is solid, but the cherry on the cake is the duo of Max von Sydow and supremely creepy robot Maximillian. And then, in the final twenty minutes, it all goes to hell. It’s terrifying — like a kids version of Event Horizon mashed with 2001: A Space Odyssey.