This movie came out when I was a teenager. When I watched it at the time, I thought it was stupid and couldn't understand why everyone I knew loved it. It was such a sensation and I felt at the time that it was contrived or engineered to appear to be more liked by the general public then it actually was.
Now all these years later, it shows up for free on Amazon prime and I figure I'll give it another go. Who knows, maybe I was just a dumb kid and didn't get why it was so good then.
Nope, it's still the same stupid movie. Not only is the plot over-sensationalized, but it is as though they decided to make a movie about modern science that decides to be magical. As I'm watching this movie, it's hard to imagine the writers knew so little about science. It is as though they knew things but decided it wouldn't make a good movie so just disregarded them.
This movie has not aged well. Again, I'm flabbergasted as to why it has so many great reviews on Amazon. The only thing that saves it is the acting, but the actors are given such horrible lines that even Hollywood legends like Bruce Willis and Ben Aflack can't pull it off.
I have determined to finish it, even though it's taking me almost 5 days and I'm still not done. I just keep turning it off.
But this was like an icon of my school years, so I'm trying to finish it, but my brain hurts from the badness.
Please, don't watch this movie. It hurts.