2017 At the movies January 2017 Suzanne A. Marshall

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the January 2017 Edition

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt and Michael Sheen
Director: Morten Tyldum

“A spacecraft traveling to a distant colony planet and transporting thousands of people has a malfunction in its sleep chambers. As a result, two passengers are awakened 90 years early.”

The movie is billed as an adventure, drama, romance and, of course, it’s science fiction. It’s a popular genre these days, so I’ve decided to go with the flow and see a select few. We watched this movie in the wonderful new Cinepolis theatre in Manzanillo and thoroughly enjoyed the comforts provided.

This production is filled with visual beauty out in the uni-verse which I never tire of seeing. But it’s more of a human drama story that doesn’t lean on a lot of action and explosive effects that we see so much of in other films. If you can imagine being alone and lost in space with no hope for salvation, you get the gist of this story. As it winds through the efforts of the awakened subjects, trying to find a way to deal with returning to dormancy in the sleep chambers, we explore the spacecraft and all its special accommodations. This includes bars, dining rooms, living quarters and operational areas. I found this pretty interesting. All the amenities are there for the taking. The only thing missing is humanity.

So, of course, the story moves into the growing relation-ship between the subjects and how they cope with the situation and each other. I enjoyed this movie and felt that the performances were realistic and well done.

The IMDB rating is 7/10 based on about 13,000 viewers.

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