16 October 2005

Gordon (1996)

1996 - Space Truckers - The ideas in the movie are great, but the film never really clicked for me. Any of the scenes in the cab, for example, just felt off. One problem, I think, was Stephen Dorff's mediocre acting; it was like Gordon was filming his rehearsal. Another was that a lot of the humor fell flat quite often. I did chuckle a few times, as there are some truly great lines and scenes (the pull-start robo-penis scene comes to mind). This seems to have been the biggest production Gordon has worked on so far: it's his only film shot in epic 2.35:1, it has an expansive orchestral score and the end credits stretch for miles with cast and crew. Despite that, I think his previous two much, much smaller sci-fi movies are superior films.

(comment in the main post)