Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet's power problems.
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.
Anna Katharina Schwabroh,
When the first manned mission to Mars meets with a catastrophic and mysterious disaster after reporting an unidentified structure, a rescue mission is launched to investigate the tragedy and bring back any survivors.
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
The BOOK "2010: Odyssey Two" by Arthur C. Clarke includes a Chinese spacecraft landing on Europa with similar results as this movie. However, the MOVIE version of 2010 excludes this. See more »
At the end of the movie the computer screen is titled "Katye spacewalk", but the screen is displaying Adobe Flash source code for colorpicker controls (import fl.events.colorpickerevent) in the three other windows where you'd expect the spaceship logfiles. 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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I've never bothered to buy into any of the films from the found-footage craze. I can't believe interesting characters or story could be formed around the style. It's too limited, forced and by nature rough. Cloverfield was interesting due to its first person nature and big budget and Rec was an hour or so I won't get back. It's fascinating to finally find a film that puts the style into good use. Here it's believable and the editing makes the film thrilling rather than cheap. Besides talking heads scenes where characters talk to the camera, Europa Report has a pretty good script that doesn't really need the found-footage style to bring it out. It's great to have a sci-fi film with real sets too. However, while character motivations are convincing, only few get the spotlight and shine with it, particularly Sharlto Copley who still has that sparkle in his eye of being delighted he's in movies. The film still has its problems with a confusing first act and an unsatisfying ending, it's a relative success compared to its ugly cousins.
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