In the near future, Major Mira Killian is the first of her kind: A human saved from a terrible crash, who is cyber-enhanced to be a perfect soldier devoted to stopping the world's most dangerous criminals.
Six astronauts aboard the space station study a sample collected from Mars that could provide evidence for extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet. The crew determines that the sample contains a large, single-celled organism - the first example of life beyond Earth. But..things aren't always what they seem. As the crew begins to conduct research, and their methods end up having unintended consequences, the life form proves more intelligent than anyone ever expected.Written by
This was Skydance's first project not to be released by Paramount. Instead, Columbia Pictures produced the film. See more »
As in many science fiction and horror films, the catastrophic depressurization of the International Space Station is vastly, unrealistically drawn out for dramatic effect. In a real situation, such implosive decompression would occur within a few seconds, not a minute or even more.
The I.S.S. is pressurized to an internal rating of about 760 Torr, or the same as the average at sea level upon the Earth. In Low-Earth Orbit, the I.S.S. is subjected to an external vacuum (negative pressure) of around 10^-7 Torr. The pressure differential therefore equates to 7.6 million times more atmosphere inside the I.S.S. than outside.
Even the smallest micrometeorite strike penetrating the hull of the I.S.S., or the failure of one of its panels, joints or valves would cause complete atmosphere evacuation before the crew would even realize what had happened, let alone be able to respond to the event and rectify the problem. See more »
The music for the end titles begins with the song Spirit in the Sky. This was used during the live broadcast from the ill-fated Apollo XIII moon mission. A recreation of this broadcast, along with this song, was included in the film of the same name. The irony is intentional, as the song is about dying. See more »
I enjoyed this movie. It has some great jumpy moments at the beginning to pull you into this movie's orbital trajectory.
But to enjoy this movie you do have to suspend your essential disbelief that America and a consortium of other product placement regions, sorry I mean Russia, China and Japan, could spend "well over $200bn" putting a science station in orbit and then man it (or should that be "woman it") with half of a dozen of their most stupid scientists (convincingly played by Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson). ;-)
If you can do that, you'll love it and even find some of it funny.
And if you've never seen Alien (1979) or Gravity (2013) before you might even find the plot line highly original too. ;-)
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