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Spoon
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An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

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I loved this movie. I'm a real sucker for anything related to space exploration and the possible ways we'd embark on such long journeys.

The creators of this had advisers from NASA telling them the various things they'd require (such as living pods rotating around a central axis to give some sort of artificial gravity) and I thought it was great how they really focused on the science. They seemed to give importance to how scientists would actually go about looking for results and how sceptical they'd be about certain things (explaining them as chemical reactions and such).

They didn't go over the top with twists and explosions and I think that kept it all quite plausible.

It felt very similar to me to some of the other space exploration shows / movies I've loved in the past such as Sunshine and Defying Gravity and I will probably love anything in the future following the same formula.

The scene where the captain slows their re-entry and then flops to the ground within a second was brutal to watch and I thought it was perfect.

My only gripe was that she was able to upload 16 months worth of video within about 20 seconds, but apart from that it was solid science!


Sharlto Copley's american accent was absolutely spot on. I actually had to look up if it was him since I'd never heard him talk without a South African accent before. That man can act.

If you like things in space, give this a shot!
Fork
Yeah I really liked it, this is what I said in the Latest Movies Watched thread:

Fork wrote:
Europa Report - Surprisingly fantastic science fiction film for such a low budget. It was gripping but I didn't really care about the characters - though in the end it was the story and meaning behind it that was the whole point of it. It suckered me in really well, and the reveal at the end had me gobsmacked.


To be honest I didn't even realise it was Sharlto Copley until I saw his name in the credits.
Fork
Beefyfife wrote:
This is what I didn't understand.I thought the entire crew died as she opened the air lock and expelling the creature but she also was giving interviews throughout. Example, the person who told how they reacted to his death. Did she actually escape?! Or am I confusing the blond who gave that interview with the pilot as the same person?


I don't think you got the point of the movie at all :(

It was all about sacrifice, starting with the captain doing some bullshit water buffer thing and dying to save the rest of the crew with the landing.

Then at the end they couldn't get the signal out because the ship was too deep or something. The last crew member opened the doors, flooding the ship with the pretty fluro octopus aliens but also letting the signal out so that all us chums back at Earth know they found some wicked shit out there.

The blondie was just a reporter who was reporting on the footage they got after the 'blackout'.

At least that's what I remember, was pretty wasted that night.


edit: Why'd you delete the post? It was pretty confusing with everything being shown in a weird fucking order, and I might have gotten shit completely wrong myself :P
Spoon
Fork wrote:
Beefyfife wrote:
This is what I didn't understand.I thought the entire crew died as she opened the air lock and expelling the creature but she also was giving interviews throughout. Example, the person who told how they reacted to his death. Did she actually escape?! Or am I confusing the blond who gave that interview with the pilot as the same person?


I don't think you got the point of the movie at all :(

It was all about sacrifice, starting with the captain doing some bullshit water buffer thing and dying to save the rest of the crew with the landing.

Then at the end they couldn't get the signal out because the ship was too deep or something. The last crew member opened the doors, flooding the ship with the pretty fluro octopus aliens but also letting the signal out so that all us chums back at Earth know they found some wicked shit out there.

The blondie was just a reporter who was reporting on the footage they got after the 'blackout'.

At least that's what I remember, was pretty wasted that night.


edit: Why'd you delete the post? It was pretty confusing with everything being shown in a weird fucking order, and I might have gotten shit completely wrong myself :P


Yeah this was pretty close. Also it indeed was a bit confusing Beefy, no reason to delete the post.

The pilot recorded a last diary which was uploaded with the rest of it before she was consumed by water / alienopus.

I'd also argue that the sacrifices started with Sharlto when he stayed outside the ship because of the toxic shit that got all over him.

Every single one of them sacrificed themselves for the team or the mission.
Beefyfife
I was having internet connection problems.….I later read the wiki and realized that somehow I skipped a part of the movie, deleted it cause my original conclusion was solved. Thought I had deleted it in time. I thought it was irrelevant at that point, it also didn't post that I gave it 8/10 and that I will never understand how people lose their common sense in trying to push themselves. Yes, she found life, that's your fucking job. They could have easily gone back to the ship and made a second trip(you cant argue that they shouldn't have cause the ice was melting as that wasn't a possibility yet)
Fun
Just downloaded a BRay rip, will watch it tonight - looks pretty snazzy!
Hunterbob
So I really liked this and I found it gripping and had me really curious throughout. The one gripe I have (aside from Spoon's last point about the upload), was what Beefy said: She should've gone back to the ship, seeing as they all would've had to have undergone massive psychological training; she should've been able to make the right decision.But, I guess that's the human condition...
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