I don't have all the words right now but this film is a work of art.
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A film with more than the usual spoiler issues. Talking about it in any detail feels akin to handing you a gift-wrapped present and saying, "I hope you like it -- It's a thriller about a diabolical secret experiment."
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It’s not bad or unwatchable but despite the amplitude of the spectacle, the end result is underwhelming.
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I write this from the perspective of having seen the first three and a half seasons (i.e. being in the middle of the fourth one). Things might pick up in the remaining season and a half, although judging by the reviews posted here and elsewhere, that seems very unlikely.On the plus side, the show has some interesting overall ideas and some of the story arcs are quite good. A solid portion of the action is engaging. And hey, good-looking, voluptuous women stylin' and profilin' in skintight leather and P.V.C. body-suits gotta count for somethin', right! Seriously though, there are quite a few episodes that are capable of having the viewer riveted from start to finish.Such shows, however, are in a minority. Most of them are in some way annoying, boring, or both. For boring, try Rev. Bem and his endless, silly disquisitions about some cockamamie religious doctrine. I can't stand the makebelieve stuff the humankind actually came up with; I sure don't have time for some makebelieve makebelieve.As far as annoying, one is even more spoiled for choice. There could be the "fights," which fall into two categories: (1) hand-to-hand, and (2) shootouts. For the former, after the protagonists literally bounce off bulkheads for a while and make 720-degree high-kick turns, the indomitable Captain Hunt emerges victorious. For the latter, after a minute or two of suppressing weapons fire from multiple directions and being vastly outnumbered, Captain Hunt, yes, emerges victorious. Add to that that, in a universe with fantastic technology, small-arms fire is less accurate than someone trying to hit an apple a half a mile away with a bow and arrow... - unless it's Captain Hunt doin' the shootin', in which case he eventually manages to hit his target.Continuing with the annoying theme, another candidate is Hunt frenching every semi-decent-looking broad in sight. I thought Kirk of the original Star Trek was bad, humping as he did just about every female and female-like species all over the universe. But even he had the decency to do it only, like, 4-5 times a season. Hunt, by contrast, slips someone the tongue every other episode. Oh, and he does it at the most inopportune moments, such as while being shot at, with a self-destruct sequence rapidly nearing zero, etc. The truly pathetic schmaltzy muzak (which was actually designed to come across as "romantic" BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!) only serves to aggravate the annoying factor. Note, however, that he only makes out with the REALLY attractive femininas. Those below 9 or 10 out of 10 have to go without swapping fluids with the masterful captain.Honorable mention #1: The preposterous music introduced in Season 3 during action sequences. Far from conveying a sense of urgency, desperation, and hope, it's something you'd hear while watching National Lampoon's Vacation (1983). Yes, it really is...THAT BAD! Honorable mention #2: The very idea that the survival of three galaxies of the universe could ever depend on one man and his spaceship - both three centuries out of date - is ridiculous to the point of being insulting to one's intelligence. I mean, it's tantamount to a schooner from the days of the British Empire suddenly appearing on the high seas and tearassing through the oceans, laying the smackdown on the U.S. Navy, the Chinese, or even the Somali pirates.All I can say about Andromeda is: LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!
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Well phew.............Just finished season 5 earlier the previous evening. Almost 24 hours on and still buzzing. I loved it.Season 5 was not as bad as I thought it could have been. It was spotty here and there, but that was due to the budget cuts the show has taken. aside from that I loved it. But season 1 and 2 will be my favourites. And now that it ended I feel sad. The last 20 minutes left me feeling sad. Trance is my faovurite character. Who wouldn't want to have a living sun as their friend. That would be so awesome...Also I loved the design of the ships. The Eureka Maru was untidy, cluttered and on the outside looked like a ship that was made to do lots of heavy work. The Andromeda looked sleek and looked like it was built for war. Though the smooth lines make it very beautiful to look at I would have liked to have had just a little bit more roughness around the edges, say a few exposed guns or such on the hull. To me that says "warship." Just my opinion.I think they ended it pretty damn well, and did the best that they could do with what they had....
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I just saw this page here, and some good memories came back :)As i first saw the show i found it AMAZING. It had great potential, the CGI was not bad, but the most important thing is the story, and it was simply great, well made. The whole Andromeda universe is complete, you can see a nice "post-apocaliptic" world, where our heroes had to rebuild the lost world. Then something went wrong. I don't remember which season was the one where they started to threat the viewers like idiots, but when the stupid religion thing, and the whole mystical stuffs started, the show was simply ruined. Those who saw the finale will know what i am talking about. It is a good series, but it had the potential to be one of the best series.
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When Andromeda first came on I did not watch a single episode of it. I knew Kevin Sorbo was the star, and since I did not care much at all of his former role as Hercules at the time I was prejudice of it. Recently though I have been able to watch the show episode by episode without having to endure commercial breaks and I have to say this show had potential. The storyline was easy to understand in the beginning and very entertaining. An outdated Commonwealth soldier on a mission to restore order across a chaotic galaxy was an interesting plot, but sadly as the Season's progressed the original plot seemed to have been completely thrown out for some supernatural plot that made no sense.The show started to go downhill in my opinion in season three. To anyone who becomes fooled by the first episode thinking this show is going to end as great as it started be warned. Your high expectations will be torn to shreds and you will end up thinking about how in the world the writers could screw the show up like that.