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The Midnight Sky (2020)

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This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

Director:

George Clooney

Writers:

Lily Brooks-Dalton (based on the book 'Good Morning, Midnight' by), Mark L. Smith (screenplay by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Augustine
Felicity Jones ... Sully
David Oyelowo ... Adewole
Caoilinn Springall ... Iris
Kyle Chandler ... Mitchell
Demián Bichir ... Sanchez (as Demian Bichir)
Tiffany Boone ... Maya
Sophie Rundle ... Jean
Ethan Peck ... Younger Augustine
Tim Russ ... Mason Mosley
Miriam Shor ... Mitchell's Wife
Lilja Nótt Þórarinsdóttir ... Frantic Woman - Katherine (as Lilja Nótt)
Hanna María Karlsdóttir Hanna María Karlsdóttir ... Older Woman
Atli Oskar Fjalarsson ... Soldier (as Atli Óskar Fjalarsson)
Edan Hayhurst ... Mitchell's Son 1
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Storyline

A scientist is working alone at a remote Arctic research station when he learns of a mysterious global disaster. At the same time, he meets a strange girl in the Arctic, with whom he must stop the return to Earth of the crew of the spaceship "Ether". Written by Bazza the Beast

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some bloody images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

For his role as researcher with cancer, Dr. Augustine Lofthouse, George Clooney lost thirty pounds. See more »

Goofs

When Sully and Adewole are playing cards, Sully uses the term math. Both Sully and Adewole are British. No self-respecting Brit would ever incorrectly say math. It's is maths, with an s, or mathematics. See more »

Quotes

Sanchez: Been thinking a lot about time... and how it gets used and why. Why one person lives a lifetime and another only gets a few years.
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Connections

Features On the Beach (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Been Everything
from the MGM film On the Beach (1959)
Written and Performed by Ernest Gold
Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Music Inc.
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Nothing happens. Ever.
24 December 2020 | by NetflixReviewsSee all my reviews

When writing a script, a book or creating any sort of story-telling medium, every scene MUST have a purpose to further develop the plot, characters, or atmosphere.

The beginning of the movie starts well-enough. The pacing of the movie, atmosphere and the beginning of the plot is set. You fully understand what is happening and have a general idea of what challenges the protagonist might face. However, after about 30 minutes, the movie slows down. A lot.

Each and every scene thereafter is meaningless to the viewer and useless to the film director. Every challenge the characters face is short-term and has nothing to do with the overall story (oh no, I lost my luggage!) It is only until the last 12 MINUTES of the movie, does the story advance albeit very little.

After sitting through the movie for an hour and a half, I was debating on looking for another movie, but I stuck with it. If not for me, then for my readers.

Pass on this movie. It's not science fiction, but more of a B grade movie with great sci-fi visuals. I enjoy slow-paced science fiction (Interstellar, Gravity), but this is not slow-paced. It's no-paced.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aether See more »

Filming Locations:

La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,557
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2.11:1
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