release year:1998 genre:sci-fi/horror viewing setting:home laserdisc, 7/16/99 what I expected:wasn't sure what I got:not-too-original sci-fi
synopsis:Electricity-based life form comes from space and takes over a ship and builds robotic bodies to kill humans.
impressions:Entertaining, but very similar to Hardware in the way the antagonist formed, looked, and acted. It was well-made, with plenty of loud explosions and tense moments...but it just didn't feel original.
acting:Jamie Lee Curtis was the star, I guess, but she didn't dominate the movie. Donald Sutherland played an asshole of a captain. Joanna Pacula did okay as the lone surviving Russian from the ship's original crew.
final word:Watchable, but not the best of this genre.
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