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Europa Report (2013)

 -  Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  27 June 2013 (USA)
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

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The astronauts William Xu, Rosa Dasque, Dr. Daniel Luxembourg, Dr. Katya Petrovna, Andrei Blok and James Corrigan travel to the moon of Jupiter known as Europa in the spacecraft Europa One. Their assignment is to investigate the existence of life in Europa, based on the discovery of water in the moon. When they experience communication breakdown, Andrei and Corrigan need to go outside the spacecraft to repair it. However, Corrigan accidentally contaminates his suit with hydrazine and he is left behind in space. When they land, they miss their target and they decide to drill the ice to research. Then Katya collects samples proving the existence of one alien organism from Europa but she has a tragic accident. The survivors decide to return to Earth with their discovery but there is a problem with the engines and they get stranded in Europa. Will they be able to fix the engines and return to Earth with their findings? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.

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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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$22,243 (USA) (2 August 2013)

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$125,475 (USA) (4 October 2013)
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Hydrazine has been used for decades in spacecraft as thruster propellant and as fuel for auxiliary power units. It is corrosive and extremely toxic. See more »

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At the end of the movie the computer screen is titled "Katye spacewalk", but the screen is displaying Adobe Flash source code for colorpicker controls (import fl.events.colorpickerevent) in the three other windows where you'd expect the spaceship logfiles. See more »

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[first lines]
Dr. Daniel Luxembourg: Hey, everybody. Space is great, um... I miss you guys. We're a long way away now. I can't even see, uh, I can't even see Earth anymore.
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An excellent space drama
3 July 2013 | by (Slovenia) – See all my reviews

Not every sci-fi movie is an action-packed super-hero popcorn flick. Luckily! And Europa Report shines among those, lately rather rare examples.

Europa Report follows the line of a documentary and does that so successfully that I, throughout the movie, kept forgetting that humans actually have not yet landed on Europa. While the search for extraterrestrial is in fact the focus of the mission, it is not the focus of this movie, but rather human behavior and psychology, the magic of exploration and the steps we are ready to take for something that is larger than individual life.

The story flows beautifully and, yes, with time-jumps demands full attention from the viewer. And as a consequence also delivers a great deal of excitement and enjoyment. Have the last minute or so of "the storyteller's" explanation and commentaries not came across a bit patronizing and unnecessary, somewhat spoiling the spirit of this pretty intelligent movie, I would consider giving it a 10.

I definitely recommend to all the science, space exploration and old- school-sci-fi fans. And for those after Ironman and the Avengers - probably not a movie for you.


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