"In the year 2050, the sun has begun
the ultimate betrayal of mother Earth creating an environmental
nightmare. Soon a solar flare will kill billions and destroy
the world - unless the spaceship Helios can divert the flare.
But someone or something is trying to sabotage the mission.
The year is 2050 and the sun, once so
necessary to maintaining life on earth, now threatens to burn
up the planet. Only a crew aboard a spaceship, flying toward
the overheating star, can solve the problem. But first they
have to overcome a variety of obstacles to get there -- including
a saboteur who will stop at nothing to prevent the mission
from succeeding." -
This Japanese/American production isn't
exactly among the best sci-fi movie out there. First of all,
there are so many plot-holes in this, and especially I can't
understand why the "bad guys" want to sabotage the
mission? I can't find a reasonable explanation for this. In
all honesty, I think it would have been a much better movie
if they just skipped that subplot. Then they would be able
to cut down the running time as well, which is a bit too long.
Despite the well-known cast, the acting isn't as good as it
could have been, but it's decent. The special effects are
pretty good, and are supposedly done by the people behind
and "2001 - A Space Odyssey".
The talking bomb is very much like the one in Carpenter's
All in all, the movie was ok, nothing more. It had potential
though, so with a few changes this could have been a real
Want more info on this movie?:
Buy "Solar Crisis" at: DVD