In 1862, pioneering meteorologist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) teams up with daredevil balloon pilot Amelia Rennes (Felicity Jones) to advance human knowledge of the weather and fly higher than anyone in history. While their voyage to the very edge of existence helps the unlikely pair find their place in the world, they face physical and emotional challenges in the thin air, as the ascent becomes a fight for survival.
Early in the film, Felicity Jones mentions Stardust. Stardust was the nickname for her character in Rogue One, as well as being the name assigned to the plans for the Death Star. Soon after, she says "and so it begins", a phrase often used in Star Wars See more »
Several characters address Amelia as Miss Wren which is her maiden name. No gentleman would do this especially in Victorian times. Amelia is a widow and should therefore be addressed by her late husband's name as Mrs. Rennes. See more »
But you don't change the world simply by looking at it - you change it through the way you choose to live in it.
See more »
During the opening credits, many of the Os in people's names slowly rise, as if symbolizing a balloon elevating. See more »
The Aeronauts is a very tense and technically brilliant film. Some of the visuals this movie manages to pull off were incredible and the visual effects, stunts, and camera work were so good, I didn't doubt for a second that the characters were in that balloon and one second away from falling to their death. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones also have a very natural chemistry, and while the scenes that take place outside of the balloon were formulaic, they weren't completely insufferable. As far as historical accuracy goes, if I wanted historical accuracy I would read a Wikipedia article. I watch movies for thrills and entertainment, and this move delivers a lot of thrills.
64 of 105 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this