Evie Totty: “It was ok.”
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This is where I have to struggle with the ranks. I loved the movie. But I don't have an overwhelming urge to see it again immediately. So that's why it's 'Ok' here.
But I highly recommend it! The screenplay at on the Black List for years because of how much it would cost to make it (it's a space movie) but CGI finally caught up to it.
Make no mistake - this is a romance.
Chris Pratt's character gets woken up because the ship went through an asteroid field and had a run-in with a rather large piece of rock. It's shields seem to be able to take care of 'small' ones but this one caused Pratt's pod to open... 90 years early.
He does everything in his power to figure out a way to solve his problem. He can't fix his pod, a message to the company will take 55 years to get a reply, he can't get onto the bridge or to where the crew is sleeping.
So he tries to make lemonade. The best way he can. Luckily he does have an android bartender to keep him company... but there's only so much he can do.
He discovers a sleeping woman in one of the pods. Falls in love with her from 'afar' - she's a writer and she has left a lot of her work along with videos accessible to him.
After months of agonizing - he wakes her. Effectively taking her life from her. He is able to put that knowledge in a box and they end up falling in love.
I had to give that summary because ... well it's an interesting question isn't it? What would you do? I personally cannot say. I'd like to say that I wouldn't. However I am not suffering from loneliness and likely severe depression and whatever else afflicts a person after being in solitary confinement for a year.
Later int the third act a crew member is woken up - remember the giant rock that caused the pod to open? Well that wasn't the only problem. With the help of the crew member the find out that the ship is about to blow up and they have to fix it. Oh and the crew member dies because he wasn't woken up right.
He does tell Lawrence's character that although he doesn't condone her being woken up - he understands it. Likened it to what a drowning man would do.
A lot of the reviews complain about the third act... but it didn't bother me at all and it wrapped up the story - what happened to wake up Pratt, justify him waking her up, and the realization that if he had not woken her up... the ship would have been destroyed because the solution was a two-person job.This review contains spoilers. Reveal it.
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