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Europa Report (2013)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 27 June 2013 (USA)
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

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... William Xu
... James Corrigan
... Daniel Luxembourg
... Katya Petrovna
... Andrei Blok
... Rosa Dasque
... Dr. Unger
... Dr. Tarik Pamuk
... Dr. Sokolov
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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 Keith Francis

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Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.


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Rated PG-13 for sci-fi action and peril | See all certifications »

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$22,243, 4 August 2013, Limited Release

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$125,687, 10 October 2013
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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 »

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After the first accident - reported in the first few minutes of the film - the crew have to decide if they will 'go on'. But they would already have the right velocity to get to the Jupiter system. And would have logically been using Jupiter's gravity both to slow and to speed for the return, not possible in Deep Space. See more »

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James Corrigan: [first lines]
James Corrigan: 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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NASA docu-drama
3 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

Imagine NASA making a documentary about a hypothetical exploration of Jupiter's moon, Europa. Now add elements of high drama to make the documentary a little more entertaining. Et voilà! Europa Report.

In many respects this film reminded me of 2010:The Year We Make Contact: It has much of the feel of 2001 but the decision making, along with the science, is less credible than 2001. So that's about the same as 2010. The film is based on our actual scientific knowledge of Europa which is a big plus for the film.

Europa Report is presented as a retrospective assessment by a mission controller on Earth. It is well done but somewhat flat and predictable. The attempts at drama are equally flat and predictable.

So how to sum up? Europa Report is a well crafted movie and you can easily imagine this is an actual space mission. It makes a refreshing change from space soap operas and silly adventure films like Armageddon. However it will appeal most to scientists, engineers, teachers and those with a genuine interest in space exploration. If all you want is another episode of Star Wars you should look elsewhere, but personally I kinda liked this movie. Of course I'm an engineer.


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