Director: Robert Wise. Cast: James Olson, Arthur Hill, David Wayne. 131 min. Rated G. Sci-Fi.
The Michael Crichton story of a virus falling from outer space and spreading a fatal disease with crazy features (a microscopic version of "War of the Worlds") may have been attractive for its own time, but boy ... is the movie slowed down with all the technicalities. Watching how Crichton elaborates on every scientific detail at the risk of boring the audience, makes you wonder at the genius of Spielberg who made Jurassic Park based on a novel by the same author, and still made the movie incredibly entertaining. Here, we're dealing with the director of The Sound of Music.