Monday, 20 June 2011

Outland - REVIEW

Film of the Day #117/ 300

Not underrated, but rather ignored, Outland is a forgotten science-fiction gem that has stood the test of time. However, when Outland was released the film faced tough competition from likes of Alien and was somewhat overshadowed. The films gritty, realistic backdrop sets a beautiful dark tone for the movie creating a tense, exciting and visually stunning film. Outland is a movie of unexpected pleasures that continues to make for compelling viewing. Essentially High Noon is outer space; Outland follows Sean Connery as a Federal Marshall investigating a series of sinister deaths on a mining colony on one of Jupiter’s moons. Connery effortlessly carries the picture with his considerable charismatic presence and proves there is definitely life after Bond. Intelligent, engrossing and above all exciting Outland is one of the best and most entertaining science-fiction movies ever made.