Europa, Jupiter's moon is known to have potential to support life. Hence a manned mission is sent to Europa to search for data proving existence of life there. "Europa report" shows the difficult choices and sacrifices the crew has to make to fulfill their objective of sending valuable data to Earth for research. Written by
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 »
The probe shows shimmering daylight, even though Europa is five times as far removed from the sun as Earth, and in the movie the ice sheet is at least 2800m thick, both of which combined should result in darkness at that depth. See more »
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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I wish there were more movies like this out there. There are no unreasonably loud sudden bangs, flashing screens, with screaming voices making you jump in your seat fumbling for your remote. This movie demonstrates how to build suspense without straining the viewer.
The build up of the story is also untraditional; sometimes jumping back and forth without being confusing, and giving the viewer just enough information about what is ahead. Occasionally some characters breaks the fourth wall, justified through videotaped interviews subsequent to the main storyline: An instrument in storytelling I normally find cheapening, but here it finds it home.
You will have time to wonder about life in the universe, space travel, and maybe even learn a thing or two. This movie is as good as stripped of implausible reactions and unreasonable claims. It's soothing to see science fiction with a good degree of realism. I'll even let Michael Nyqvist get away with his Russian accent mysteriously wandering into Sweden in the latter part of the movie.
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