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NFT: 2002 science fiction movie "Solaris"

Adam G in Big D : 6/8/2019 5:50 pm
Starting George Clooney.

I've seen this movie twice and really dig it but nobody talks about it.

Just a really original combination of ideas that you don't normally see incorporated into a science fiction movie set on a space station.

Anyone else seen "Solaris"?
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Saw it. Don't remember it well.  
81_Great_Dane : 6/8/2019 6:04 pm : link
The original is supposed to be better, but I never saw that.
Saw it.  
Daniel in Kentucky : 6/8/2019 6:28 pm : link
Loved it and bought it.
Yeah, you’re right - it’s rarely brought up.
The directing and flow of the movie is what stands out the most for me.
It's a remake  
Mr. Bungle : 6/8/2019 8:01 pm : link
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I really liked it, but...  
Dan in the Springs : 6/8/2019 8:14 pm : link
It's not the kind of film that the masses enjoy. Very slow moving.

I still watch it from time to time, puts my wife to sleep immediately but she watches because it's Clooney at an age she finds incredibly attractive.

Well actually, she finds him attractive at any age, I guess.
Do yourself a favor...  
Chris in Philly : 6/8/2019 8:32 pm : link
and watch the original.
Read the Book  
Spike13 : 6/8/2019 8:59 pm : link
The Authors name escapes me at the moment (happens all too often lately) however, it is basically a bifurcation of two age old Philosophical arguments: self determination (“The Matrix,”) as well as the “Braino,” conundrum. Unfortunately, there are harried moments, however subtle, that delve into other theories, sans logic or dialectic theory.

Great Movie, and Clooney kills it. I loved “Moon,” & consider Sam Rockwell, multifaceted. However, he is not in the same Universe as Clooney when comparing the acting in both movies, that poke at both Philosophy, & Religion.
I'll check out the original Solaris  
Adam G in Big D : 6/8/2019 10:57 pm : link
Duncan Jones, who wrote and directed Moon, which I've seen 3 times, is David Bowie's son.
Seems like Stanley Kubrick just killed the whole cerebral sci fi genre  
Dave in Buffalo : 6/9/2019 5:04 am : link
in 1968. Nothing has come close to 2001. Nothing... It's like, ok, we might as well all go home now and not try anymore. Stanley nailed it, it's done :(

Ok, there's been a few good ones. Blade Runner comes to mind  
Dave in Buffalo : 6/9/2019 5:40 am : link
But not much else, if anything, that approaches the caliber of 2001.
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