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Sphere (1998)

Last Watch Date – June 10, 2022
Total Times Watched – 5 or so

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Sphere has a great cast – Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L Jackson, Liev Schreiber – and it’s based on a great book – Sphere by Michael Crichton. That means it’s going to be a total flop, right?! That’s usually how these types of movies work. I guess Crichton had already been validated with the Jurassic Park movies, but Sphere is a bit of a niche movie and Congo had been widely regarded as a bad movie. (I remember liking Congo, for what it’s worth). Let’s get back to Sphere, though. This movie is a bit stilted in terms of pacing, but the concept is SO COOL that it makes it ok. The ending is a bit corny. There are also some suspect visual effects (thinking of Harry and the Sphere in particular), but it’s not bad overall.

Recommended?

Yeah man. This is a really interesting scifi movie with a claustrophobic feeling due to them being stuck at the bottom of the ocean.

Rating – 8 Squids out of 10