Enjoy mesmerizing scenes of what could be improv dialog as Clooney slowly discovers what's been going on. Things start to happen, scenes change locations from darkly lit corridors, to darkly light rooms! It's epic!
Just when the action picks you might be thinking "Hey, this is like The Abyss and 2001 but only if those movies sucked." And you'd be correct. While the film does have some nice scenes and tries to create a slower paced movie there is much to be desired. From super close camera angles and a lack of scope or space that's included in other similar space tales. It makes this sci-fi tale rather void of fun and magic.
Clooney being a psychologist has no meaning in this film. That aspect was not explored, nor was his backstory or his character. Having career training in mastering human dialog and interactions it's strangely bizarre and out of character the way Clooney's character behaves to mysterious new people aboard the space station.
Sci-fi fans might want to steer their space ship away from this asteroid of a movie.
Their Tag Line - "There are some places man is not ready to go"
- Ya, Into the theater to see this movie.
Alternate Tag Lines
1. "You don't need to be a psychologist to figure out this thriller."
2. "Reasons why people find real space boring. Check."
3. "Rouge space station, cool effects, missing crew. No way can they mess this movie up. Right? "
- Nice concept, if a bit worn out.
- Naked George Clooney.
- The title sounds cool.
- Character development & plot.
- George Clooney's butt shown.
- Earth scenes don't look futuristic enough.
When the best Steven Soderbergh can do in his ill-advised remake of Andrei Tarkovsky classic masterpiece is give us a few of George Clooney's back-side it is painfully obvious that this entire movie is one huge mistake.
Drained of all real meaning, we are left with soft-focused view of depression and angst.
Saw this on 27/7/15
Solaris is an ultimately pointless sci-fi drama with good visual effects that is ultimately letdown by it's 'love in outer space' formula. The film tries to deceive the audience into believing that it's a high minded movie, but somehow it's just nothing but a derivative of many other films. The cinematography and Soderbergh's direction are good though it could have been better with a sound screenplay.
What I got was a plodding, incoherent, far too deliberate mess.
I love George Clooney - he's a great actor, especially in "Ocean's", "The Descendants", and "The Monuments Men". However, he seems bored in this flick - he seems like he's in it as a favour for old pal Soderbergh.
I also like Natascha McElhone, very very much - The Truman Show showcased this greatly. But she's so off-course here, playing someone who feels artificial - well, ok, I guess that's the point - and bored at the same time.
This movie features way too much bad dialogue, awful CGI, Clooney's buttocks, and weird emphasis in sentenes. The set design is good, but the odd interfaces on the ship's displays and the constant flashbacks make this movie a derivative mess - a living nightmare.