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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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Default The Andromeda Strain

I just watched this movie last night...and boy! What an adrenalin rush that was!! Whoah!

It intrigued me from the start and I just had to finish it to see what happens in the end, and it was a great story, but hang on to your pants, if you haven't seen it, it gets pretty extreme! Man that was one hell of a bad ass day!

Anyone else seen this?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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Sarika -

Which version did you watch? Was it the original 70's silver screen film, or was it the more recent remake miniseries for TV?

I've seen both, but I prefer the original. I like part of the miniseries version, but there were parts of the story that differed from the novel and earlier film version that I felt were distracting.

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Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:23 PM   #3
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I prefer the orignal film too.. (never seen the miniseries)
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 08:19 PM   #4
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Default Re: The Andromeda Strain

I also prefer the original "The Andromeda Strain" (1971) version. I did a book report on the book version in my Senior year of High School...my god that seems like such a long time ago... anyhoo. Very gripping story indeed. Quite enjoyed both the book and the movie.

I saw the 2008 miniseries, not really sure if I liked it. Had some good things in the story. It did depart from the original book and movie a bit though. Was a bit too long and drawn out for my taste.
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 09:36 PM   #5
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I watched the 2008 version.
Obvioulsy, I had no idea this was based upon a book and older movie......sorry...

Having not seen or read either original versions, I don't have anything to compare with, so I enjoyed the 2008 movie.

Yes, Steve, I thought too it could have been shortened in places where it was drawn out...oh well.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:11 AM   #6
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I prefer the original film too. Never saw the mini series either.
I was wondering if the mini series is available on DVD.
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I prefer the original film too. Never saw the mini series either.
I was wondering if the mini series is available on DVD.
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Both the original film and the miniseries are available on DVD. The DVD for the miniseries was available almost immediately after the initial broadcast.

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Coincidentally, I watched the miniseries over the last couple nights. I thought it was well done, and obviously must have been updated from the original. Great action and interweaving of plotlines. A great ride!

However, some of the character development/history was so sketchy, it might as well have been just left out. I'm guessing it was a more crucial part of the book, that was only touched upon in the series. And I was a little confused as to why Dr. Chou died at the bottom of a conduit in a pool of mysterious liquid. After all, he climbed down there and then--for some unknown reason--jumped into the vat. He could have just as easily grabbed Keane and hauled him over to do the anticipated deed. Also, I though Benjamin Bratt was miscast for the lead. I thought a scientist that was so widely respected to head up this team would have been a little more believable as someone older. I just couldn't identify with his character.
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one thing i didnt like abot this movie was that by the end they didnt even care about the virus lol. i mean in the begining it was dangourous and all by the end it was treated like the flu. <_<
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Both the original film and the miniseries are available on DVD. The DVD for the miniseries was available almost immediately after the initial broadcast.

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