The Andromeda Strain

The Andromeda Strain

Director: Robert Wise Cast: Arthur Hill, David Wayne, James Olson
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Andromeda Strain 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AlchemystAZ More than 1 year ago
One of the best in a continuing series showing projected (literally) Government incompetence and evil intent, as grinding satire.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent film, much better than the 2008 TV version. It was this film that introduced me to Michael Crichton’s books, and I’ve been an admirer of his work ever since.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having worked in the film. I have high regard for Robert Wise as the Director. He has done mnay films and this was one of his best.
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This film is a great alien movie with a lot of dead bodies and the horrific green Andromeda organism. I love the suspense and the story. It is also full of surprises. (I thought the old survivor died when he fell over at James Olsen's feet. It turned out he didn't die. He only had a bleeding ulcer!) I don't think the film should be rated G. It is too intense for younger children. But I recommend Andromeda Strain for science fiction fans and lovers of aliens all over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is of a microbiological Armageddon which unfolds with such perfectly metered suspense that no matter how many times you watch it, you find yourself riveted to your couch. Not wanting to miss even a minute, even though you already know. Even though this movie is over 2 decades old, and the computer equipment at the Wildfire laboratory shows its age, this is a perfect change-of-pace film for any movie monster fan. Instead of the usual radioactive mutated towering apparition that flattens cities and topples skyscrapers, the monster in ''The Andromeda Strain'' is so tiny, it takes powerful electron microscopes to see it. Though tiny in size, Andromeda has the potential to wreak more havoc than your typical Godzilla. The average movie monster can only cause damage wherever he can stomp, smash or exhale a blast of fiery breath. Andromeda has the potential to be carried to every corner of the world by the winds, where it could conceivably wipe out all life. Try to top THAT, Godzilla! Even worse, it seems to feed on nuclear radiation. The real star of the film is Wildfire itself. A government facility located safely away from populated areas, it bristles with everything a microbiologist needs to avert a biological disaster. . .or does it? Seeking an unprecedented realism, director Robert Wise insisted that everything on the set be real, from the computer terminals to the electron microscopes. The Wildfire set is every microbiologist's dream come true.