What a pity! So much effort and care put into making it look like something important was going on. The movie started off so many plot directions and didn't satisfactorily resolve a single one. To top it all, it was so agonizingly slow. The performances were good though, heaven knows what soderbergh was trying...

>>By muchadoaboutnothing   (Monday, 2 Dec 2002 04:34)

I read Lem's book and saw the old Solaris several times. The new Solaris gets a two thumbs up from me. I didn't really want to see any changes in the storyline. The fact that the new movie is 90% a love story doesn't make it better SF. After all its suppose to be about the planet!

My friends that aren't familiar with the story didn't get the idea that Solaris was covered with water, nor that it was intelligent. That fact is mentioned only briefly at the party. And at that point in the movie all attention is on Kelvin and Rhea seducing on another.

What happened to the security team???

The director did give answers to all the questions, but they are burried too deeply in the dialog. And I think making a sequel would be a mistake.

I must admit that George Clooney did an excellent job portraying Kelvin.


>>By TP   (Wednesday, 4 Dec 2002 14:28)

what did happen to the security team?

>>By Rob   (Monday, 16 Dec 2002 00:23)

I really liked this film,it was real deep and probably had a lot of meaning that really expand on right now...although I didn't really get the ending-did George Clooney die?Is Solaris meant to be Heaven-or is it some kinda love planet?I was real tired when I watched it...

>>By endless_nameless   (Thursday, 19 Feb 2004 04:14)

the Soderbergh version of Solaris didn't reach the excellence of Tarkowski's Solaris. even Clooney's naked body didn't save the film, which has lost all its main points turning it into some love affair with lots of nakedness. a pity, truly.

>>By scyrlin   (Tuesday, 9 Nov 2004 21:37)

Scyrlin's got to the point: I did not watch Soderbergh's version, for having seen Tarkowski's one, I could not help avoiding a waste of time. No commercial movie like one featuring Clooney could even dream of adding anything at least intelligent to the hopelessness and solitude of human condition wonderfully portrayed by Tarkowski, as he did in many of his others works.

>>By nandocax   (Sunday, 28 Nov 2004 23:06)

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