History Film / EventHorizon

22nd Sep '16 8:53:25 PM ManEFaces
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The movie never quite works out which pseudophysics handwave it intends to use for the ship's FTL capability; the description given by Weir suggests the ship works by warp drive; his demonstrated metaphor works more like a wormhole; however, the events that actually transpire suggest it was some kind of hyperdrive.

to:

** The movie never quite works out which pseudophysics handwave it intends to use for the ship's FTL capability; the description given by Weir suggests the ship works by warp drive; his demonstrated metaphor works more like a wormhole; however, the events that actually transpire suggest it was some kind of hyperdrive. Weir talks about how the drive uses focused gravitons, implying that it uses the immense gravity of the black hole in the core to bend space.
10th Aug '16 3:43:04 AM DoktorvonEurotrash
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Implied with Weir post resurrection. He gains a VoiceOfTheLegion in some parts and is covered with ritualistic scars, hinting that it's the ship using his form to confront Miller.]]


Added DiffLines:

* HumanoidAbomination: [[spoiler: Implied with Weir post resurrection. He gains a VoiceOfTheLegion in some parts and is covered with ritualistic scars, hinting that it's the ship using his form to confront Miller.]]
5th Jul '16 9:50:19 PM Boggs
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Weir has his moments.
* KnifeNut: After told about Weir's madness, D.J. features a badass moment when he starts picking up surgical knifes and muttering that he will take care of him. Sadly, he doesn't have chance of use them.

to:

* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Weir has his moments.
moments, [[spoiler: [[SanitySlippage even before he loses it.]]]]
* KnifeNut: After told about [[spoiler: Weir's madness, madness,]] D.J. features a badass moment when he starts picking up surgical knifes and muttering that he will take care of him. Sadly, he doesn't have chance of use them.
5th Jul '16 9:48:07 PM Boggs
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Weir has his moments.
5th Jul '16 9:45:34 PM Boggs
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* HiddenDepths: Invoked, as the ship uses the memories and regrets that haunt the protagonists most deeply against them, to horrifying effect. Interestingly, of everyone, it is [[spoiler: the rational, normal seeming Dr. Weir]] who proves the most suspectible to it, implying that the character was a touch more disturbed than they seemed to begin with.
27th Jun '16 6:40:27 AM ErikModi
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Played utterly and completely straight with the ''Lewis and Clark's'' ion-drive acceleration. While an ion drive is a very efficient way to move around large distances, they produce minimal acceleration (you're basically using individual atoms as reaction mass to propel a ship billions of times more massive). Their advantages are excellent fuel economy and continuous acceleration, their disadvantages are extremely low changes in velocity and direction over a given period of time. So there's no way an ion drive firing would generate any appreciable g-force, let alone enough to liquify a person.
27th Jun '16 6:29:14 AM ErikModi
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Let's face it - only three members of the crew survived, the fourth (Miller) was sent to hyperspace, where he'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath (though he may have been caught in his own explosion, which would be a mercy), and it's heavily implied that the survivors will have nightmares for sometime to come -- and, that is... if the "liferaft" lets them live free to tell tales and didn't just use them as bait. Justin, for one, actually ''did'' get pulled into the "somewhere else": thinking he came out with anything like a whole mind (or entirely himself, even) is wishful. Shoving him in suspended animation stopped him dying from decompression damage, but it didn't fix ''that''. Even more horrifying the implication, that the evil in the ship is still present, so people will highly unlikely return to Earth...]]

to:

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Let's face it - only three members of the crew survived, the fourth (Miller) was sent to hyperspace, where he'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath (though he may have been caught in his own explosion, which would be a mercy), and it's heavily implied that the survivors will have nightmares for sometime to come -- and, come. And, that is... is if the "liferaft" lets them live free to tell tales and didn't just use them as bait. Justin, for one, actually ''did'' get pulled into the "somewhere else": thinking he came out with anything like a whole mind (or entirely himself, even) is wishful. Shoving him in suspended animation stopped him dying from decompression damage, but it didn't fix ''that''. Even more horrifying is the implication, implication that the evil in the ship is still present, so people will it's highly unlikely return people will be returning to Earth...Earth... or if they do, they may be bringing whatever evil infected the ship with them.]]
3rd Jun '16 2:57:41 PM Da1tonTheGreat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AmbiguousSituation: The very ending of the film. [[spoiler:The meaning of the door closing behind the character is unknown: it might mean that the chunk of the ship they are in has retained her evil conscience and thus the cycle is gonna start again, or maybe it only symbolizes the wordless trauma they have lived and that they will never get over from it, as told by Starck's uninterrupted screaming at the end.]]

to:

* AmbiguousSituation: The very ending of the film. [[spoiler:The meaning of the door closing behind the character is unknown: it might mean that the chunk of the ship they are in has retained her its evil conscience and thus the cycle is gonna start again, or maybe it only symbolizes the wordless trauma they have lived and that they will never get over from it, as told by Starck's uninterrupted screaming at the end.]]



* HeadDesk: Dramatic example; in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Smith's death]], Miller does a subdued version of this against the nearest wall.

to:

* HeadDesk: Dramatic example; in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Smith's death]], [[spoiler:the ''Lewis and Clark'''s destruction]], Miller does a subdued version of this against the nearest wall.



* ItCanThink: And she wants a new crew.

to:

* ItCanThink: And she it wants a new crew.



** The ''Event Horizon'' herself, on her return from hyperspace.

to:

** The ''Event Horizon'' herself, itself, on her its return from hyperspace.



* PsychologicalTormentZone: The ''Event Horizon'' acts as this in general. She/it/whatever makes your standard, everyday {{Troll}} look positively tame. It seems to exploit past grief and guilt: Miller's guilt over his crewman's death, Peters's guilt over her son, Weir's guilt over his wife.

to:

* PsychologicalTormentZone: The ''Event Horizon'' acts as this in general. She/it/whatever It makes your standard, everyday {{Troll}} look positively tame. It seems to exploit past grief and guilt: Miller's guilt over his crewman's death, Peters's guilt over her son, Weir's guilt over his wife.
14th May '16 1:07:01 PM spydre
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** While no human being has yet seen a black hole up close, but we can be pretty sure that, should that ever happen, we wouldn't be able to stick our finger in one, pull out some black hole goo, get sucked in, and then thrown out again.
12th May '16 2:05:14 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Let's face it - only three members of the crew survived, the fourth (Miller) was sent to hyperspace, where he'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath (though he may have been caught in his own explosion, which would be a mercy), and it's heavily implied that the survivors will have nightmares for sometime to come -- and, that is... if the "liferaft" lets them live free to tell tales and didn't just use them as bait. Justin, for one, actually ''did'' get pulled into the "somewhere else": thinking he came out with anything like a whole mind (or entirely himself, even) is wishful. Shoving him in suspended animation stopped him dying from decompression damage, but it didn't fix ''that''. Even more horrifying the implication, that the evil in the ship is still present, so people will highly unlikely return to Earth...]]


Added DiffLines:

* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Let's face it - only three members of the crew survived, the fourth (Miller) was sent to hyperspace, where he'll suffer a FateWorseThanDeath (though he may have been caught in his own explosion, which would be a mercy), and it's heavily implied that the survivors will have nightmares for sometime to come -- and, that is... if the "liferaft" lets them live free to tell tales and didn't just use them as bait. Justin, for one, actually ''did'' get pulled into the "somewhere else": thinking he came out with anything like a whole mind (or entirely himself, even) is wishful. Shoving him in suspended animation stopped him dying from decompression damage, but it didn't fix ''that''. Even more horrifying the implication, that the evil in the ship is still present, so people will highly unlikely return to Earth...]]
This list shows the last 10 events of 327. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Film.EventHorizon