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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0 - 40 points
|Not Worth Seeing
|40 - 65 points
||Go See At Matinee
|65- 85 points
||Definitely worth seeing. "A must see!"
Adventure / Sci-Fi
|| Kaela Evers
|Lou Diamond Phillips
PG-13 for intense sci-fi action violence and some sensuality/nudity.
The People's Review of Super Nova
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
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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