Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Directed by Robert Wise

Starring James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne, Kate Reid


Like most films of this period, most shots are static, very deliberately framed, and hesitate for a moment too long, giving the film a desolate, sterile feeling. It worked for Planet of the Apes, but not much else. Effects, as expected, are a bit cheesy.

The characters are stale, everyopne is ridiculously well-spoken. Interesting that there’s no hot chick in this one.

Lots of attention is paid to decontamination process. Too bad it’s a bit contrived.

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