I like to give these timeless epic movies a few years to age before I see them. Usually I wait a decade at least, but in this case I am making an exception and seeing it when it is a mere two or three years old, positively still green and hanging on the tree by my standards.
Destination Threshold !
Red Blinking Lights !
But seriously, what this little moment implies is that at a deep and fundamental level the filmmakers are not making a science fiction movie for adults. Obviously they are just blinking the red lights in order to create tension, which is fine, but there are plenty of ways of doing so without being stupid. It means that the filmmakers either do not know any better or, more likely, that they do not care. It could also mean that the story is for children, but I think we can presume in this case that the film is for the above-13 set.
An example of a science fiction movie that does not immediately throw reality out the window was Alien (1979) also directed by Ridley Scott. This movie also played loose and fast with the technology of androids and also had some stupid plot moments, such as the usual corrupt corporation theme, but I do not recall that it immediately insulted our intelligence as this one does.
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