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
Nazanin Boniadi is not credited in the film as the post-hibernation hologram at the beginning of the film. See more »
If Homestead Company made eight quadrillion dollars from its first planet, that is a poor rate of return.
Considering the distances involved, it would take centuries to even begin to realise any significant return, while investing capital on earth over a long period can easily give big returns.
If the company had invested 66 billion dollars at 5% over 240 years (the expected minimum journey time to Homestead II and back - ignoring time dilation, which would greatly increase the period), they would have made the same amount of money.
The question is: did the _Avalon_ cost more or less than 66 billion dollars? It seems reasonable to assume that it cost far more. NB. it makes almost no difference if the spaceship is reusable; the replacement cost is tiny compared with the expected profit. See more »
Ignore the critics- a great movie with lots of suspense
I'm almost convinced film critics are paid off...I thoroughly enjoyed this movie more than most of the "critically acclaimed" films I've watched this year. This movie had everything- love, drama, philosophical/existential questions, and incredibly suspenseful moments (and not just action scenes!!). The acting was great, pacing was good (never was bored), and the visuals were amazing as well. Also the trailer didn't spoil the movie at all, which was nice. My only gripe would be about the ending, which was still fine.
Overall would really recommend watching over the holidays. Really enjoyed it.
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