Putting this film as a fantasy one is an understatement. It's more than that, all because it creates a different world. Wolfgang Petersen's world, that is. But, unfortunately, on the other hand, to me it was a story that was very hard to follow. I'm usually slow with catching on with scenes and characters. I blame it on that. Maybe this is unfair of me to give this one a poor review, perhaps I should watch it again? Nevertheless, this did gain a cult audience and it was well received by most critics and moviegoers alike. And it grossed over 100 million worldwide. It even spawned a sequel. But I have to give it kudos for being a different kind of escapist film.
My rating: 5 out of 10