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Super Nova: Wednesday January 12, 1999

Supernova is a science fiction thriller that chronicles the high-stakes adventures of a deep space hospital ship and its six member crew. When their vessel, the Nightingale 229, answers an emergency distress signal from a distant galaxy, the crew soon finds itself in danger from the mysterious young man they rescue, the alien artifact he smuggled aboard and the gravitational pull of a giant star about to go supernova -- the most massive explosion in the universe. -- 2000 MGM  

 

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Score:

Reviewers

Ebert UsaToday Mr Showbiz Herald Average
Points     17    

 

Rating System:

0 - 40 points

Not Worth Seeing
40 - 65 points  Go See At Matinee
65- 85 points Worth Seeing
85-100 points Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"

Director

Walter Hill  

Writer

William Malone 
Daniel Chuba

Genre

Adventure / Sci-Fi 

Budget

 $75m

Starring:

Angela Bassett as  Kaela Evers
Lou Diamond Phillips as Yerzy Penalosa
James Spader  as Danika Lund

Running Time

 

Rating

Rated PG-13 for intense sci-fi action violence and some sensuality/nudity. 

Distributor

MGM

Trailer

Real Player

Website

Official Site

Soundtrack

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 The People's Review of Super Nova 

Ninten12
score = 80
My review is of the DVD only R-rated version. I really enjoyed it! What makes the movie worth seeing are the great performances of James Spader and Angela Bassett. They keep you interested and are the best part of the film. This movie would definately score even higher if it was the original Walter Hill cut! I can't believe that MGM was so stupid and chopped the film down to 91 minutes and did not support it. I have started a campaign to try and get them to release the REAL Super Nova, but the DVD version is still good.

Duke T. 
score = None 
Help!!! Is there a lawyer out there who's interested in doing pro bono work for me. I want to file a class action law suit for all the millions of people who had to suffer the harsh mental strain of this no plot- no brainer- wanna be a movie- wanton random nudity- sci-fi "D" movie. "D" for don't waste your money, don't get sucked in by the Oscar winning trailer, and please, don't even glance at the title while you're in line at the theater. I find it hard to believe that millions of people had to go hungry so that 75 million dollars could be wasted on staffing this misguided high school science project. Character development was nonexistent and half the cast was dead by the movie's end anyway. After seeing La Bamba in jr. high I thought Lou Diamond Phillips was the 'man'. But Lou, c'mon, you could've done commercials or something, anything but this movie. Several components worked really hard to make this movie really bad. The first components were the writers, the second were the actors, and the third was plot development -- come to think of it, I'm not sure it had one. Usually, after seeing a bad movie, I make a sly remark like, "whoever made this movie should be shot," but I'm not sure I'd be willing to let that happen with this movie. If everyone affiliated with this movie was shot, then we'd never get to hear an explanation as to why this movie had to be made, and damn... that trailer was so alluring too. Look, I just wanna' wash my hands of this traumatic experience. If anyone knows how to contact the director so that I can get my money back, I'd appreciate your help. As always, though, I feel obligated, even with bad movies and misguided science projects, to submit a positive remark. Despite the random regenerative properties of the vapmire looking dude, and the interracial floating sex scene between Angela Bassett and James Spader, the movie had some unique special effects. I still contend, though, that the greatest special effect would be to make this movie disappear!

unsatisfied movie watcher 
score = None 
this movie totally sucked. it was all about sex. this movie should be band from movies forever. it totally sucked.this is/was the worst movie i have ever seen in my lfe. i guess the actors did ok. but the plot and stry and everything elsem sucked. ~unstaisfied movie watcher

lise 
score = None
I think that the a lot of the hostility towards this movie is due in large part to the interracial love/sex.  Imagine, two white guys fighting over a black woman with hair less than one inch long and darker skin!  Scandalous!  I think it made the mental midgets among us squirm throughout the movie.  I enjoyed the movie.  I have a sci fi collection and this movie beats the hell out of some of the other sci fi crap floating around, inlcuding THAT TIRED  STAR WARS SERIES. Love, Lise

werebob 
score = 30 
what the hell was this movie....i sat there for a hour and a half trying to figure out what the hell was going on........this really got hacked up and walter hill...i give you major kudo points for pulling out prematurely....

Michale 
score = 40 
Hey waz up who ever is reading this. i thought the move i was alright id displayed the eternal thought of being young forever in a Sci-Fi way which was really cool. but it showed a lil too much skin to be a PG-13 movie. but hey sometimes less is more. but anyways i think this move shoud get a 40% because there are a lot more better movie but also a lot cheaper and stupider.                     mike

kianahev 
score = 50 
this movie was too predictable. it had action, yet the script had some holes in it and the story line just wizzed by. being a female, though, i was impressed by the males on board the ship... very sexy. this has nothing to do with the quality of the movie. all i'm saying is that i would have gone to that movie just to see james spader and the rest of the male cast (although spader was oozing sex appeal). it was worth my money to see it. definitely.

elina 
score = None 
alright, i have a few things to say about this movie and a few questions to ask... was i supposed to be sad when the cast died, instead of just saying, "aw shucks! there goes some good ass."? the audience wasnt given a chance to get to know the characters. all i saw was a bunch of beautiful people regurgitating line anfter line... i liked the special effects and i LOVED james spader... but my libido is not in question here. could a crew of, what was it, six?, people actually run a ship like that? i mean, what if all systems shut down or something? who's gonna save those sex fiends then? this movie was brief and not well thought up... it's like one of those dreams you have that you immediately forget upon waking up. you remember parts of it but it's not significant enough to dwell upon. maybe if the script had been written better, maybe if the actors, OOPS! i mean characters, had more personality, maybe if they'd given away free life size dolls of spader, maybe.... ah what the hell, OF COURSE, i'd think that movie was worth the bucka muckas i paid. but maybes dont count so that's twelve dollars down the drain (literally, because the popcorn.... blah!). well, there you go, my thoughts on the movie.

Stacy 
score = 70 
This movie put me on the edge of my seat! It inspired me. To do what? I don't know, but it was great! I totally digged it, and I'd see it again in a heart beat to see that hunky leading actor!

Elie Fenster 
score = 10 
This movie only proves that lousy special effects accompanied by a pathetic storyline and completely moronic dialogue can produce a movie that is in fact worse than the sum of its parts.

Vitas2000 
score = 30 
Such a boring a film. Second part of the film (You don't believe me) I was sleeping. But I know that I didn't lose something special or interesting. I agree this film is Sci-Fi but the sense of this film is closed for my understanding and what about $75m?? For what? Don't waste your time!!!!

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