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Solar Crisis

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Solar Crisis

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Charlton Heston, Tim Matheson, Peter Boyle, Dorian Harewood, Jack Palance
director:
Richard C. Sarafian
genre:
Sci-fi and Fantasy

We gave it a B

The sun is about to send out a megaflare and scorch the planet. Headed to the sun is a spaceship carrying an antimatter bomb to divert the flame and the forthcoming ”15 million friggin’ degrees,” but a megacorporation, believing the flare won’t happen, wants to sabotage the mission. Surprisingly, Solar Crisis — an expensive-looking Japanese-American co-production — is reasonably intelligent, tense, and watchable, with some clever and poetic special effects and fascinating scientific gobbledygook. B

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