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The Void (2001)

Adrian Paul , Amanda Tapping , Gilbert M. Shilton  |  R |  DVD
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Adrian Paul, Amanda Tapping, Andrew McIlroy, Kirsten Robek, Roger R. Cross
  • Directors: Gilbert M. Shilton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate Films Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 25, 2002
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000648Z0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #268,444 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Void" on IMDb

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Adrian Paul, Amanda Tapping, French Tickner, Kirsten Robek, Malcolm McDowell, Michael Rivkin - Director: Gilbert M. Shilton

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A-Void September 20, 2005
The Void is a cheap-looking by-the-book science fiction movie that offers little in the way of originality. The plot focuses on the standard mad scientist (played by Malcolm McDowell) who will not let anything get in the way of his pursuit of cheap energy through the contained use of a black hole. The first time he tried it, many people were killed, and now eight years later, he is out to re-try his experiment on a bigger scale.

Amanda Tapping (of Stargate fame) plays a physicist who's also the daughter of a man killed in the original experiment. She determines that this experiment is not only doomed to fail but could wipe out the Earth in the process. With her engineer boyfriend (Adrian Paul, from the Highlander series), she tries to stop the impending disaster, all the while avoiding killers in the mad scientist's employ.

With a story right out of the Science Fiction Clichés Manual, tepid writing and not much in the way of special effects, this movie is skippable. It has the look of a made-for-TV movie with the exception of some minor nudity (with the use of an obvious body double). In fact, right down to the second-tier science fiction actors, this appears to merely be a cynical attempt to lure unsuspecting science fiction fans into buying or renting a movie with absolutely nothing original.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars "The Void" not devoid of entertainment value July 5, 2002
While I originally watched the movie because I enjoy Amanda Tapping on Stargate SG-1, I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is pretty typical: Will anyone ever invent an alternate energy source that doesn't threaten to blow up the earth?
Though Adrian Paul isn't overly believable as a nerd, with or without glasses, that doesn't take too much away from the overall enjoyment of the movie. Tapping does a pretty good job of playing her save-the-world-scientist character differently from her Stargate SG-1 Major Carter. The two are fairly believable as a couple. Malcolm McDowell gives a standard performance as Adrian Paul's boss, the guy Tapping suspects is responsible for her father's death.
The movie has almost as much violence as one of Adrian Paul's "Highlander" movies, and even a little sex, if you like that sort of thing.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Void December 14, 2004
The only reason I bought this movie was because I am a devoted AT fan and was not disappointed with her performance at all. She sucessfully pulls off a seemingly stagnant role without imitating her alter ego Samantha Carter. It was refreshing to see her in a new role.

The movie was fairly good but not fantastic. One that you can only see once or twice. Malcolm McDowell was great, as per usual and Adrian Paul was good. Overall, an unbelievable and unrealistic movie but perfect for that sci-fi junkie.

The plot outcome was predictable but that didn't stop a little angst seeping through. Not edge-of-your-seat but good enough. Almost cliched but good enough performances make it acceptable. However, partly ignre the blurb on the back because I doesn't quite make sense. Who is Kat Hicks?

FYO - In the second sex scene the raunchy parts are actually a body double, not Amanda Tapping, called Miranda Hermanson. Also, for those SG-1 fans, note Dan Shea's name in the credits.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Void September 23, 2008
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I bought this movie for 2 reasons: 1) because it has Amanda Tapping in it, and 2) its Sci-Fi. The cover is as B-grade as the movie unfortunately. The acting was awful, and so much more could have been done with the storyline. The science behind the story was very interesting though. I'm not sorry I bought it, I love Sci-fi whether its good or bad. Bad movies help you appreciate the good ones :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars An exceedingly average science fiction disaster film September 4, 2011
Can we all just get together and decide that creating black holes of any size just isn't a good idea? One can't help but think of the experiments involving the Large Hadron Collider when watching The Void. The disaster scenario that plays out in this film isn't all that farfetched, as it hinges on the arrogance of select scientists and the reckless determination of a project head more than willing to take any risk to make his decades-long pet project come to fruition. A significant number of scientists in the real world don't play well with others, ignore or dismiss out of hand any criticism - no matter how valid - of their work, and have been caught red-handed tampering with their own data. Yet we're supposed to fully trust these guys when they tell us there is no danger whatsoever - even after repeated delays due to equipment malfunctions - hurtling particles together at extreme speeds. The reality is that one tiny mistake in their calculations could literally kill us all. Needless to say, watching The Void did nothing to ease my concerns about CERN.

Unfortunately, The Void just isn't that good of a movie. I give it exceedingly average scores all around. Amanda Tapping does her best to save the world as academic physicist Eva Soderstrom, but the script doesn't do her any favors. Her co-star Adrian Paul looks and acts like a human punching bag, and his penchant to make jokes during even the most serious of occasions is beyond annoying. Michael McDowell is, of course, quite good as the bad guy, Dr. Thomas Abernathy, but I for one am growing tired of his evil scientist shtick. The man is too prolific for his own good in movies of this type.

The folks at the Atomic Energy Commission are apparently unaware that Dr.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Super Sci-Fi
Great Sci-Fi action thriller...Will keep you on the edge of your seat. Well thought out plot that could very well happen in the near future if man doesn't learn to control his... Read more
Published 7 months ago by A. McDaniel
5.0 out of 5 stars Amanda
Just alternative lifeline of Samantha Carter :) It's good enough for me. And who cares that you can't escape annihilation od black hole... on a wheelchair.
Published 8 months ago by Daniel Koksa
1.0 out of 5 stars Love Amanda Tapping but....
I love Amanda Tapping but this is an awful movie. There is nothing redeeming about it. Terrible, awful, seriously crappy!
Published 8 months ago by G. M. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars the void
Just love anything with Amanda Tapping, she was the best by far in the show. Little bit far fetched, but still worth watching for one reason. Read more
Published 19 months ago by rockygirl
3.0 out of 5 stars The Void sucks! (but the movie about it is okay)
Obviously made to capitalize on public jitters over the large hadron collider, the Void casts Stargate principal Amanda Tapping as the lone scientist who discovers a dangerous... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Moviedude
1.0 out of 5 stars very disappointed
I purchased this movie because I really like the actress Amanda Tapping. The movie started out really good, and was very interesting. Read more
Published on July 17, 2012 by liquorish
3.0 out of 5 stars Adequate Sci-Fi Disaster Movie
I was able to finish watching this one without too much difficulty; I think one would have to be a disaster movie fan to watch it all the way through. I am one so I could. Read more
Published on January 17, 2012 by David Bower
3.0 out of 5 stars Hallmark romance with a tad of sci-fi
O.k. maybe it is as standard disaster film. However it has Hallmark overtones. It even has Hallmark style background music.

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Published on September 25, 2011 by bernie
3.0 out of 5 stars There's a Void in the story line
Adrian Paul has lost it since his first 5 seasons of Highlander. Hard to believe this is the same actor. Read more
Published on August 16, 2010 by John W. Wagonis
5.0 out of 5 stars The Void
This movie "The Void" keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is about the arrogance of ignoring the warnings regarding the safety of new equipment designed to create a new source... Read more
Published on April 3, 2010 by Teri
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