4 Very nice sci-fi movieCarpeDiemgr | 10/10/2007 | See all CarpeDiemgr's reviews (1)This is a solid film, that I doubt you are unfamiliar with. It has great visuals for a 1997 release (which made this film feature in many trailers of hi-end home theater systems).The characters are great, nice acting too (though the roles are not THAT demanding!), the story unfolds wonderfully. What I find most appealing is the realistic approach on the subject, how science struggles with politics, how governments are trying to use this discovery to their advantage. Also the film maintains an interesting balance between science and religion.Overall it approaches science, and extra-terrestrial life in a persuasive manner, great storytelling, wonderful ending.And of course, my favorite saying of all time:"When all things are equal, the simplest explanation tends to be the correct one".Really a great film that deserves to be in a sci-fi addicts collection.