The hysterical Dustin Hoffman character falls apart with such regularity it just becomes irritating. Ironic, if not absurd considering he plays a shrink supposedly of such standing that he wrote the government plan for making contact in the event of an alien encounter. The plot which includes Hoffman and his team of hand picked civilians being left to their own devices in a large underwater military installation with a single marine officer is unlikely to the point of being rediculous. However this is topped by the whole underwater site being inexplicably mined with high explosive to which our team of civilians inexplicably have access to detonate which they do. Sadly the proofs of the movie survived the blast
Saw this on 16/8/16
Sphere had a lot of potential, its first half was really entertaining because it had good sci-fi elements, but it falls prey to the then recent shortlived trend of space horror. After a point the film merely lauches scenes that are simply meant for creating shock. Not only does it leave the sci-fi off but it's final resolution makes it all the more similar to 2001 Space Odyssey. However, in its good moments, it showed skills of potent psychological thrillers.
This movie is magic to me. It feels like entering a dream.
What's how this movie manages to surprise all of the time. All the time something unexpected happens and it's just a great movie.
And then there are obvious dialogue that should have taken place. Why didn't they get to the bottom of Harry's adventure inside the sphere? That would have been something to tackle, if your sole purpose for the expedition is to disobey alien life.