EVENT HORI­ZON (1997) ONE, 9.30PM, AV15+, SCI-FI

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

In 2047, as­tro­nauts leave Earth to sal­vage an AWOL ves­sel that has floated in the cos­mos with­out con­tact for sev­eral years. Upon ar­rival, the mis­sion’s par­tic­i­pants (led by Lau­rence Fish­burne) en­counter un­ex­plained de­vel­op­ments. Start­ing with grip­ping im­pact via some truly star­tling scares (not since Aliens did space looked so ter­ri­fy­ing) and a score that the devil might con­sider for el­e­va­tor mu­sic, Even­tHori­zon pro­ceeds to plumb the dark re­cesses of script­ing no-nos, re­sult­ing in sci-fi codswal­lop. Ul­ti­mately, Sam Neill is painful as the vil­lain and a botched res­o­lu­tion ren­ders Paul An­der­son’s hor­ror-inthe-stars scare-fest only half

in­ter­est­ing. ★★★

Fun on the farm: Chris­tine Ca­vanaugh lends her voice to Babe.

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