The Philadelphia Experiment

2012

Action / Adventure / Mystery / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 17%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 17% · 100 ratings
IMDb Rating 4.1/10 10 3279 3.3K

Director

Top cast

Emilie Ullerup as Molly Gardner
Malcolm McDowell as Morton Salinger
Gina Holden as Kathryn Moore
Nicholas Lea as Bill Gardner
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770.72 MB
1280*714
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 2
1.44 GB
1920*1072
English 2.0
PG-13
23.976 fps
1 hr 29 min
Seeds 13

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by eeriechills 3 / 10

Watch the original 1984 version.

One of the biggest things that never made sense in this movie remake was that the actor Michael Parre was the good guy in the original version and then he plays a completely different character in this remake!!! Cheesy.

Reviewed by gavin6942 4 / 10

Another SyFy Attempt From Paul Ziller

A group of scientists trying to create a cloaking device accidentally conjure up the USS Eldridge, a ship that disappeared in 1943. Now their only priority is to send it back.

While I did not see the 1980s version of this story, I am familiar with what allegedly happened in real life. I think this is a fine plot of what could have happened, even if it does not necessarily make logical sense.

Director Paul Ziller is SyFy's go-to guy and has made quite a few of their productions now, with varying degrees of success. I feel like Ziller really has a handle on how to make a low-budget science fiction film, as he has the formula down. The weakest part is always the special effects (the computer-generated effects), which are out of his control.

Of course, this film also suffers from having Emilie Ullerup, one of the worst actresses in the history of the universe. Her character is a bit hard to believe (a world-class hacker working as a waitress in a small town diner), but even if we accept that, Ullerup just kept overacting repeatedly. I felt no sympathy for her and think the film would have been much better if her scenes were just cut out completely.

And why did the police officer wear jeans?

Reviewed by shinieris-34-218575 3 / 10

Entertaining but awful

This movie is something that you want to enjoy when there's nothing better to do.

Terribly poor plot. There is of course the rising action, the climax and the ending. The movie started nicely, but the plot became terrible afterwards.

Absolutely flat characters. This does not need to be said. The good guys were good guys from start to finish, which is okay, in a way. But the antagonist is the absolute bad guy (girl) from start to finish, even not even learning from earlier mistake, yet making an even bigger mistake. That is stupidity. I wonder if the scriptwriter is a 12 year old boy who watched the original Philadelphia Experiment and is related to the producer.

Extreme government idiocy at its absolute impossibility. Okay, so cluster bombs don't work, it magnifies the destruction 10 times greater, destroying the strike crafts and causes it to teleport above a nuclear reactor, destroying a whole area while dealing not a single scratch on the ship. So then, you ordered a nuclear bomb to be dropped on the shielded ship instead, totally ignoring the fact that the destruction will be amplified 10 times greater.

What, the government has no problem destroying the whole United States and Canada/Mexico? She is a high ranked employee of a defense contractor company with direct phoneline to the President of the USA. A person like that does not get that position and that level of trust if she is stupid and illogical. There is a difference between bullheaded and illogical, this is stupidity. What's more stupid is the scriptwriter who made everyone else feel stupid.

All in all, this is more entertaining than most, but still a terrible movie. The only reason that I'm giving it a 3, is because I like the acting and the pacing of the movie. Everything else sucks. If you're thinking of having some brainless fun, sure, go for it.

Leave your brain at the door.

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