Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Black Hole (1979)

Just watched the Black Hole, an old sci-fi movie from Disney. Apparently, at the time it was the most expensive movie they had done, but today the film looks quite dated. Some of the effects are nice but a lot of it looks cheap and cheesy. The dialog is stupid and the plot obvious. It's not one of the best, but it's an interesting film for a sci-fi fan. For a Disney film that's meant for the whole family, the ending is quite disturbing and psychedelic. I'd say the movie is worth watching just for the ending.

Looks like they're making a remake of this, so now would be a great time to watch it.

I give it two stars.


They probably sold a lot of merchandise cashing on the success of this film. Here's an ad for a radio controlled "Vincent" robot (the most annoying character in the film).