Solaris (2002) – 3.5/5

Solaris (2002)

I may give this movie a different rating in time – it’s tough to digest this one. I’m not sure it can be???

Definitely worth seeing. Slow, quiet, strange, confusing, intriguing and quite a journey to watch. The whole sci-fi aspect is just out of necessity.

“And death will have no dominion”


A possibly telling line in the movie is from Rheya when we wonders about Solaris saying “it made me, but I have no way to communicate with it.” Is Solaris God? Is it Heaven? Hell?

It gives you what you sd want, but incompletely.

Why is it raining all the time on Earth?

I think Kelvin stays b/c he knows that no matter how artificial and empty (and short) live may be at Solaris, it’s better than going back to Earth having been there. The boy welcomes him to stay… in Heaven?

Why don’t the dead people from the station coming back?

Gibarian: “And you’re not? Or maybe you’re my puppet. But like all puppets you think you’re actually human. It’s the puppets dream, being normal. ”

Gibarian: “There are no answers, only choices.”

And death shall have no dominion.

Dead men naked they shall be

one with the man in the wind and the west moon.

When their bones are picked clean

and the clean bones gone

they shall have stars at elbow and foot.

Though they go mad they shall be sane.

Though they sink through the sea

they shall rise again.

Though lovers be lost love shall not.

And death shall have no dominion.

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