#358: Solaris [2002]

I’m imagining how Soderbergh sat down to watch the Tarkovsky version and saw that nobody would understand what was going on. I mean why are the occupants of Solaris there to begin with? How can we possibly understand the movie, not knowing that Dr. Gordon is there to assess the Ocean’s commercial potential?  How can we expect that anyone would understand Rheya was Clooney’s wife if they just dropped her in there!  We, the audience are TOO STUPID TO UNDERSTAND THIS SUBTITLED PINKO COMMUNIST MOVIE!

SAVE US, STEVEN!  PLEASE SAVE US FROM POTENTIAL MYSTERY!

Title: Solaris
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Score:   1/6
Scifi level:   Fuck you, Hollywood! 

What? No boobage?

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#357: Solaris [1972]

That’s more like it.  Finally a remake that outperforms the original. Absolutely sublime.  Well, mabe not absolute…I must deduct a point for stupid, unnecessary techsplanation.

Edit: I changed my mind, and I’m reinstating the point deducted, general awesomeness and specific boobage.

Title: Solaris
Director: Andrej Tarkovsky
Score:   6/6
Scifi level:   Medium. 

Boobage!!!

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