Yeah, the movie is great if you're there for the psychological impact of extended confined space on the psyche of astronauts... but if your'e there for sci-fi, hard or otherwise, you've gone to the wrong movie.
[EDIT] Which isn't to say it's a bad movie. Just that it's improperly deceptively advertised. [/EDIT]
Last Edit: Sept 25, 2019 21:05:20 GMT by evileeyore
I honestly don't know if it's a good or bad movie, because I went in expecting a scifi movie and was disappointed. And I didn't even notice the psychological impact of extended confined space stuff you're talking about. The main character is mostly affectless, only displaying emotion when he's talking to his dad over the radio, and Jones's character was obsessed before he left for the mission.
And I don't even know about the advertising. I successfully avoided basically all the advertising. I think it's more deceptively set in space for what kind of story it is. And since it did such a poor job with the setting (the obstacles struck me as stupid each time) I was constantly in a state of "well this is dumb".
I cut the spoilers out since quote tags don't support them. Le sigh.
This is mostly true. I missed the adverts as well*, however I did catch the director talking about it on a show and he was all "my movie is the first to accurately depict space travel" so after seeing it I was... "What crack is he smoking?"
I came away feeling it wasn't a bad movie. It's not a good movie either though. If you're there to watch an astronaut go through motions while dealing with isolation, it's great† (which I've come to discover is what the director meant by "accurately depict space travel"). I didn't leave wanting my money back, which I suppose is a damnably low bar though.
* Upon reflection, that probably should have been a sign. Movies that refuse to plaster everything with adverts are usually avoiding adverts for a reason.
† Or big name recognition. He got an all star cast for this.
he isn't dead and the way to get him back is the upside down. But really, how many "Americans" that we could care about would be imprisoned by the Russians? I think the only other person I heard might be plausible might the American head scientist for the original project, though I don't even remember who that was and what happened to him that would make that plausible.
I don't have any I want to read, or I'd ahve been reading them when I was in my "too tired to care about watching tv" phase up till last month.
On a related note, y'all can safely skip Hellboy (2019), it's trash. There was a nugget of a good movie buried under the shitty musical score, the try-to-hard comedy, and the 'let's cram everything into this movie', but then the shitty musical score, try-to-hard comedy, and overstuffed plot ruined it.
Also, and I hope I never have to say this again, but casting Ian McShane in this movie was a shitty choice. Fuck the casting director for making me type these words. Fuck him with every broken broom handle forever.
Last Edit: Oct 14, 2019 1:42:05 GMT by evileeyore: I gave a few extra fucks for Ian McShane.