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Millennium (Widescreen)

Kris Kristofferson , Cheryl Ladd , Michael Anderson    PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
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Time-hoppers from the future, led by Cheryl Ladd, are abducting airline passengers about to crash, and transporting them a millennium hence in order to reseed a future blighted by environmental disaster. This is a dangerous business, plagued by the specter of accidentally creating time paradoxes, which could throw the future out of whack. Unfortunately, they've lost a couple of the stunners they use to subdue troublesome passengers, and these fall into the hands of a curious physicist (Daniel J. Travanti) and an investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (Kris Kristofferson). Cheryl Ladd must retrieve these devices before a time paradox wipes out her world, but manages to complicate things by developing a romance with Kristofferson. All of which is very intriguing, having come from the short story, "Air Raid," by science fiction luminary John Varley, who also is credited with the screenplay. The part about airline abductions to save the disastrous future is straight from the original story, and the rest is expanded (you wouldn't say extrapolated) from it. The results are not very happy. About a third of the film is maddeningly wasted by repeating action from a different point of view. Seems natural when there are disparate timelines to deal with, but here nothing is added by the conceit. Only Travanti turns in a creditable performance as the physicist, bent on proving his theories about the future. He seems hungry for discovery, which is one of the things you want from a science fiction story, that sense of awe. But here it's just, "Aw, shucks!" --Jim Gay

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By rossuk TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This film could be described as a romantic relationship between Kris Kristofferson and the beautiful Cheryl Ladd, but that would be boring. But when she is a time traveller from 1,000 years ahead of us, then that gives this film the edge. She and her time travel partners keep on losing their 'stunners' and have to come back to retrieve them, to avoid a time paradox, and the subsequent time quake. They want to capture humans to preserve the species as they are dying, to avoid a time paradox they capture humans who are about to die in a plane crash. The film features two plane crashes, one in 1963 and one in 1989 and in this one Kris is the plane crash investigator.

The film is a bit dated as in 1989 they are worried about acid rain, now we worry about global warming. Cheryl chain smokes in order to keep up her hydrocarbons, and in the 1963 air crash you can see the stewardess serving cigarettes. The robot has the best lines as far as humour is concerned. There is one extended scene on the romance between Kris and Cheryl, that is repeated, this only works because one is before we know she is a time traveller and the second after we know that she is a time traveller. The inevitable happens and a time paradox occurs leading to... The SFX are OK for 1989. All in all a good film which has been scripted very well. I was able to watch the DVD twice when I got it, I first saw the film on TV 15 years ago. It is underrated by the Sci Fi guys IMHO.
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4.0 out of 5 stars don't multi-task or you'll miss the movie Jan. 13 2011
Format:DVD
If you like time-travelling, mysteries and beautiful ladies (and hunks, I guess), you'll love this. But don't blink or forget to pause if the phone rings, or the rest of the movie may not make sense. This is tense, humourous, and makes you think so that you can keep up. If you casually watch and talk, it will make no sense and you will think it stinks. Sit, watch, and enjoy all of the twist and turns! You'll love it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sherman, send the gate July 9 2006
By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
We are medially confronted with a midair plain crash. In the confusion the navigator goes back into the cabin and is horrified by something. All we see is a staring device sliding along the floor "MILLENNIUM".

Bill Smith investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board (Kris Kristofferson) is dispatched to the crash scene. he must make since of things that do not add up to a normal crash. Meanwhile he is being asked about the anomalies by a physicist (Daniel J. Travanti) that seems to know moiré than he is letting on. And to make things more complicated he is being sidetracked by a female airline employee (Cheryl Ladd) that does not seem to do everything from driving to eating awkwardly.

Bill wonders if he is tired, paranoid or is there something that is just not normal?

The music and filming remind me of a Hallmark romance movie which just happens to have a sci-fi background.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Millennium is a thinking man's scifi flick July 8 2004
Format:DVD
This movie is actually better than what others might think. But it requires your complete attention, and for a generation of people who are used to in-your-face MTV type short-attention span stuff, then skip this flick. However, I have shown this DVD on several occasions to groups of friends, and everyone enjoyed trying to figure out what was going on, and were surprised as I was, when time - travel was implicated. Cheryl Ladd was quite good as a cynical flight attendant, and Kris Kristofferson was believable as a man burned out on his job. I only with Travanti had more to do. Still, I highly recommend this flick to people who like to think when they watch a scifi flick.
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You've read the "official" review and to be honest, I don't wholly agree or disagree. First, I like both Kristopherson's and Ladd's performances. They fit the characters nicely. The replay of the same sequence from another angle answers all of the questions about what is going on, and is the only thing that turns a rather short, straightforward featurette into a full-length feature.
Conceivably, more time could have been spent investigating the wreckage (and similar wreckages) before revealing the time travelers from the future. Also, why don't they fix these ripples, instead of trying to escape them?
So there are some questions. If I could, I'd give this one 2-1/2 stars, not three, but I won't drop it all the way to two, mostly because no one else has done this exact story, unless it was Rod Serling in the original Twilight Zone series, but I don't think so... there are similar stories, to be sure, and time travel stories, but not in this combination.
Which puts this film into the "Twilight Zone" category for me. There are so many places where they could have made this one better, I have to wonder why no one has done a remake...
Still, it is part of my collection and if you are SF buff, then don't leave this off your list of films to consider without at least watching it.
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1.0 out of 5 stars MST3K would have had a field day with this! May 13 2003
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This movie is *bad*. The "plot" makes no sense, and the ending even less. It is stupid, slow, insipid, and utterny nonsensical. I wish that MST3K had gotten ahold of this film; only they could have mocked it the way it so desperately deserves to be mocked. This movie is *that bad*.
And it's *boring*, too. Kristoferson and Ladd have absolutely ZERO chemistry. No, in fact, they have NEGATIVE chemistry. Kristoferson couldn't act is way out of this script, and Ladd ... well, jeez, what could one expect from an ex-Charlie's Angel?
It's also *ugly*. The costumes, set designs, and special effects would have been bad in 1989, and haven't aged well. Post-apocolyptic futures can look cool (ROAD WARRIOR) or even funky (12 MONKEYS), but here, it's just lame. And the first "effect" in the film--where two planes collide--is a sad effort of blue-screening that my high-school film club could have outdone.
Avoid at all costs. Waste no money. If your boyfriend or girlfriend owns it, break up with them; it will be less painful.
I have to go sanitize my home theatre now.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not a famous film for good reason
How many movies do you know that replay the same scenes and can still hold the interest of the viewer? Not many, if any. Read more
Published on May 3 2003 by Martin Andrade
2.0 out of 5 stars Unique cabin explosition (6 stars).
I saw this movie years ago,and it's an ok 'B movie',the only thing that was unique was when the passenger cabin inside the airliner explodes and you can see the pilots cabin being... Read more
Published on May 7 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars Millenium/Stargate worth the set
Millenium is worth watching for die hard fans. Good storyline even though the characters are a bit dated and showing wear. Read more
Published on Feb. 19 2002
3.0 out of 5 stars novel explains it all
I haven't seen this film. What?! Then why am I reviewing it? Because I've read the novel AND George Alexeief's review, and I can't help but point out that all George's questions... Read more
Published on Dec 19 2001 by Pete Gontier
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best
I consider Millennium one of the best time travel/paradox movies ever made. The plot is internally consistent and the way the story unfolds along different points of view is... Read more
Published on Aug. 8 2001 by Robert Camporeale
2.0 out of 5 stars Lame movies from lame people
What a waste of shiny plastic disc! Out of all the decent and semi-decent Sci-fi flicks, they pick the bottom of the barrel!
Millenium... barely a sci-fi movie. Read more
Published on Jan. 4 2001 by R. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars Paradoxes and several views
If your into time travel and paradox situations, you'll like this movie. Its very true to the book its based upon, except the final chapter from the book is not presented in the... Read more
Published on Dec 24 2000 by G. Burdo
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