#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Low-budget story of four astronauts in deep space, whose mission is to destroy unstable planets in star systems which are to be colonised. The late Commander Powell is stored in deep freeze, where he is still able to offer advice. As their mission nears completion, they must cope with a runaway alien which resembles a beach-ball, faulty computer systems, and a “smart bomb” who thinks it is God.
Plot: A low-budget, sci-fi satire that focuses on a group of scientists whose mission is to destroy unstable planets. 20 years into their mission, they have battle their alien mascot, that resembles a beach ball, as well as a “sensitive” and intelligent bombing device that starts to question the meaning of its existence.
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I Get It & I Don’t!
When one takes into account that this was the first real film venture of John Carpenter and Dan O’ Bannon, two incredibly influential and talented movie personas, Dark Star is not all that bad. It has some imaginative camera shots, an intriguing storyline, and some unique, definitely not mainstream humour. The story about the humdrum nature of flying in space for an interminable time has several layers peeled in the script. If I judged the film solely on those merits, it would indeed do well. However, the film has a snail’s pace and some uneven plot twists, not to mention some not very good acting. Many of Carpenter’s soon-to-be-signature trademarks are clearly evident in this film. No denying it, the man has talent. The film was made with a shoestring budget, but Carpenter and crew do a workmanlike job with the resources they had. Clearly, the greatest appreciation for this film is not for the product itself but for the potential and early, evident development of Carpenter and to a lesser degree O’ Bannon.
A real gem
For those who do not take their films too seriously, like sci-fi, offbeat humour and annoying their mother-in-law, this film is a must. Now I have bought the DVD I aim to put it in the next time she comes to stay. The first time you see it you may wonder what the fuss is about but you need to realise that half drunk or stoned is the best way to see the film. It gives you a glimpse that not all space travel will be glamour filled and exciting. These guys are bored and half crazy. The captain is dead – yet they can talk to him…. One of them wants to be by himself so stays in the observation bubble. One (my favourite) has actually swapped IDs and sneaked on board. His scene where he reviews his diary updates from the last ten years is superbly funny. The dancing to surf tunes is subversiveness par excellence and the bouncy alien a real hoot. This film snubs its nose at scifi before scifi got too serious….you HAVE to see it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 23 min (83 min), 1 hr 10 min (70 min) (Original Version), 1 hr 11 min (71 min) (Director’s Cut), 1 hr 8 min (68 min) (original student film)
Genre Comedy, Sci-Fi
Director John Carpenter
Writer John Carpenter (original story and screenplay), Dan O’Bannon (original story and screenplay)
Actors Brian Narelle, Cal Kuniholm, Dre Pahich, Dan O’Bannon
Awards 1 win & 2 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 16 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (blow-up)