A Sound of Thunder

A Sound of Thunder (2005) movie poster

(2005) dir. Peter Hyams
viewed: 04/23/06

I recall reading about this film when it came out last summer to zero fanfare. It’s an adaptation of a Ray Bradbury short story about people who go back in time and unsettle evolution with crazy results, including most impressively, these weird baboon lizards.

Featuring Edward Burns and Ben Kingsley, this film doesn’t seem to have saved up much budget for special effects. It’s pretty hilariously low-end, at times looking like stuff you would see on some Sci-Fi network television shows. It’s campy and the science aspect of it is insanely full of holes. It’s one of those so-bad-that-it’s-almost-great kind of movies. It’s not great, though. But it’s pretty darn fun.

It’s cheap and cheesy and comical. I don’t know why but I often like bad or outdated science fiction more than “serious” science fiction. It’s just a thing.

How many of you actually ever heard of this movie in the first place?

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