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Prospect (2018)

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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Thatcher ... Cee
Jay Duplass ... Damon
Pedro Pascal ... Ezra
Luke Pitzrick Luke Pitzrick ... Number Two
Arthur Deranleau Arthur Deranleau ... Fahr
Andre Royo ... Oruf
Alex McCauley Alex McCauley ... Bahr
Doug Dawson ... Heshir
Krista Johnson Krista Johnson ... Gali
Brian Gunter Brian Gunter ... Mesur
Sheila Vand ... Inumon
Anwan Glover ... Mikken
Trick Danneker Trick Danneker ... Jack
Christopher Morson ... Zed
Ben Little Ben Little ... Prisoner
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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.

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No One Survives Alone

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Rated R for some violence/bloody images | See all certifications »

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2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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The film took 40 days to film because the filmmakers had to abide by child labor laws for Sophie Thatcher. The budget was a respectable 3.9 million. See more »

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Remake of Prospect (2014) See more »

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A side story from a greater universe
13 December 2018 | by VartiainenSee all my reviews

Prospect, directed by Zeek Earl and Chris Caldwell, is a tale you could see on the fringes of a larger story. It tells about a young teenage girl, played by Sophie Thatcher, who lands on a distant planet with her dad (Jay Duplass), to hunt and harvest precious gemstones that might be their ticket to better life and prosperity. But, on the outer planets, you run into all sorts of danger.

Prospect is not a large story. Its about a single life, single girl, trying to survive a horrible situation. This story could be told in many ways. It could be a three page short story in a pulp magazine focusing on westerns. It could be a side plot on a TV series. It could be a whole novel, if you padded it and fleshed it out, but even then there's not that much to bite on.

And that's exactly why the film is so refreshing. Because it is such a rare piece, because it chooses to focus on a smaller story. And because it such a well-told narrative, it manages to make such a story feel grander than it is.

It helps that the film is brilliantly made. You can very easily see the limitations of the budget, but fortunately modern effects are so good that you can tell a science fiction story, set on a distant planet, and make it seem real even if you don't have the budget for huge sets and elaborate props.

The acting is also surprisingly good. Thatcher plays her character very mellow, very low-key, but it works. Pedro Pascal as Ezra, a mercenary harvester, is also brilliant. Just the right amount of quirk mixed with world-weariness.

Prospect is an easy recommendation if you're a fan of the science fiction genre. Beautiful visuals, interesting scenarios, great world-building and off-beat story moments. What's not to like?


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