Is Event Horizon Really That Bad?

This movie currently sits at 24% on Rotten Tomatoes, though users are giving it a more respectable, but hardly overwhelming 62%. I’ve heard many people cite this as a bad movie. But is the kind of bad movie you can enjoy anyway?

The problem is, it isn’t that bad. Not on its own terms. If you expect this to be a consistent, solid piece of science fiction, it fails. You could possibly make fun of the increasingly bad science as it progresses. However, that badness does not negate the growing tension and horror. People did not like this movie because it didn’t fit the role advertised, but once you realize that, you are faced with something else that you can’t quite make fun of. The feeling of horror is still there, and the characters are a little too real to enjoy watching them go through what they go through.

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