Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.
'Cargo' brings the raw story of three brothers who own a family business in the fishery and are trying to save it from destruction. The passion for their profession but also for their loved ones, however, drives them to desperate actions.
Josse De Pauw,
Wennie De Ruyck,
Gilles De Schryver
1st Mars mission crash lands, kills the captain and 5 survive. Help from Earth will take 2+ years. Food and electricity (recycling oxygen and water) shortage means only 2 can survive. The other 3 leave and have their last hours recorded.
Maria de Medeiros,
Joaquim de Almeida
In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann decides to work in the cargo ship Kassandra in an eight year travel to Station 42 that is in orbit of RH278 to raise money to meet her sister Arianne in Rhea. They keep in touch with each other, but their messages take three years to reach the other. Laura joins Captain Pierre Lacroix and his crew composed by the First Officer Anna Lindbergh; Communication Officer Miyuki Yoshida and Igor Prokoff and Claudio Vespucci. The Sky Marshall Samuel Decker joins the team since the terrorist group Luddites, led by Klaus Bruckner, is bombing the stations. Lacroix organizes shifts of eight and half months for each crew-member while the others rest in cryogenic sleep. Three years and eight months later, Laura finds that there is apparently a stowaway in the cargo compartments and Decker and Lacroix are awakened to ...Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
In various scenes in the movie the Unity Engine logo can be seen, for example at 00:34 in the cargo scene, the Unity logo is clearly visible on the wall behind the two orange-clad figures. This is most likely a nod to the Unity Engine, which was probably used to render some or all of the 3D SFX for this movie. Unity is a cross-platform game engine developed by Unity Technologies that can be used to create 3D and 2D games as well as simulations. See more »
Then idea of having vast empty spaces on a star ship is ridiculous, and having them pressurized and with snow flurry and a star ship accelerating for years with what looks much like rocket engines even more so. Especially on a ship with the drive going continuously to ac/decelerate at what appears to be around one g, not heating but getting rid of the excess heat would be a technical challenge. And even with an imaginary, thought-experimental drive that could transfer all the energy from hydrogen-fusion to the produced He and turn all of that energy into momentum (which is far more than the laws of physics will ever allow), to accelerate some mass for four years at 1 g, the ship would have to start with millions of billion times that mass of fuel. See more »
Interesting and mysterious, but somewhat problematic
Cargo is dazzling, mystifying, sometimes scary, and is able to manipulate a rather familiar plot to seem less familiar. That last one however, is just as much a weakness as it is a strength. The film's problems are not on the screen, but on the pages.
Cargo contains a weighty story line, with questionable focus and a lack of coherency. There are also places where the movie feels draggy and repetitive. Characterization gets off the ground but not quite to the degree of emotion that was probably intended.
Anyone who sees Cargo is gonna wish they had seen it in theatres. Its greatest achievement is photography. I liked Cargo for its mystique and stylistic choices, but the writing and construction need a tune up. Its facade is perfect but its soul is murky, and its story is disoriented which does not allow us to appreciate Cargo to the full.
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