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The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the "Homestead Colony" and transporting 5,258 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination. Written by
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Agreed that spin gravity is the apparent source of gravity on the ship. However, there are several inconsistencies with its portrayal. The hallway where Jim welds and Gus walks have the "2001: A Space Odyssey" curvature. However, the dining area, the lobby/atrium, and the bar are all relatively large areas with no apparent curvature at all. Additionally, the windows of the ship are on the walls of rooms, when in fact, with spin gravity, they should be on the floors. We get the same presentation looking into the ship from outside - the exterior windows are on room walls, not room floors. Further, the porthole at the end of the swimming pool should be at the bottom of the pool, not the end, and when Aurora is swimming and the "gravity" is lost, even with some magical artificial gravity force that just quit, the water should then migrate towards the porthole, not float weightless. See more »
[Jim is going to sacrifice himself]
No if you die I die
[On Jim waking her too early]
He stole my life on that planet it amounts to murder
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Amazing film. I didn't know what to expect, all I knew going in was that two people woke up 90 years too soon, on their way to a distant planet.
I came out having seen well-developed characters faced with difficult choices and having to come to term with those choices. To me, a very realistic movie about human nature, ultimately. I guess Neil DeGrasse Tyson or whoever will soon make a statement on the movie's accuracy, but as far as I could see (being a closet nerd for interstellar travel), it did it better than many films in the past have.
The one minor nitpick I could find in the whole film, was when the ship announces them passing a star close up - why did the ship have it programmed to announce it, if they were not going to be awake for another 90 years? But to me, this film had everything. Good pacing, just enough action, emotion, suspense, and believable characters that I ended up really feeling for, and like in another film I just watched (Light between oceans), you see one of the main characters making a terrible decision but you know that in the same situation, anyone would have done the same thing.
To those that down vote it or boycott it because "a man is taking advantage of a woman" - get a life. Not everything has to be about your political agenda, or gender or race. If the gender roles were reversed, we wouldn't be hearing a peep from you. So sit down and enjoy an amazing movie.
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