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
Sharlto Copley had the principal role in the Neill Blomkamp District 9 movie which was also filmed like a documentary. See more »
During launch, the crew capsule separation occurs immediately after the launch vehicle reaches supersonic speeds. In reality, a ULA Atlas 5 rocket would reach Mach 1 far earlier in the launch profile (roughly a minute). The payload separation would have then occurred much later, in addition to other inaccuracies in the launch cadence.
This information is based on the profile of Juno's mission to Jupiter launched on an Atlas 5 in 2011. The footage in Europa Report is taken from this launch and the mission profiles would have been similar. 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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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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