Thursday, June 12, 2014

Nightfall (2000)

Director: Gwyneth Gibby

Writers: Isaac Asimov, Michael B. Druxman, John William Corrington, Gwyneth Gibby

Composers: Brad Segal, Nic. tenBroek

Starring: David Carradine, Jennifer Burns, Winsome Brown, Joseph Hodge, Ashish Vidyarthi, Pradeep Singh Rawat, Tony Mirrcandani, Sushant Kumar, Smita Hai, Varun Vardhan, Malini S. Paul, Lalith Sharma, Manosh Sen Gupta

More info: IMDb

Tagline: The greatest science fiction story of all time.

Plot: When a distant planet's six suns slowly disappear, the population is overwhelmed with fear and superstition.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

If you watch the trailer and think this is a straight-to-video type of picture you'd be right.  It is but it's not horrible like the internets say it is.  It's not good, either.  From what I gather the story is much, much better and this film version takes an awful lot of liberties.  After watching it I can see how.  It feels like there's a really good concept here but the execution of it turns it into a low budget actioner that takes place on another planet. That's about it.  The acting is what you'd expect for something like this and even Carradine has moments where he fluctuates from pretty good to autopilot. I picked this one up for a buck somewhere; the cover looked good, Carradine's in it and it's a sci-fi flick based on an Asimov story.  I expected more than what it delivered and you should, too.

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