Astronaut: The Last Push (The Last Push) Reviews

  • Nov 10, 2020

    Seriously???? I was so so so into this movie, and then they completely ruined it with that open ending. You wait the whole damn movie to see him get home, and then not only does he waffle about landing on earth again or going back through years alone to continue the original mission but from what they show you after he reads the poem you can't tell if he did go and land back on earth or decided to continue on to go to Europa. Not to mention they show the emergency landing pod deploy so it doesn't make sense because it puts that question in your mind but also makes you think what the hell is he going to use if he does make it back like twenty years or w/e back to earth how in hell is he going to get back on Earth.

    Seriously???? I was so so so into this movie, and then they completely ruined it with that open ending. You wait the whole damn movie to see him get home, and then not only does he waffle about landing on earth again or going back through years alone to continue the original mission but from what they show you after he reads the poem you can't tell if he did go and land back on earth or decided to continue on to go to Europa. Not to mention they show the emergency landing pod deploy so it doesn't make sense because it puts that question in your mind but also makes you think what the hell is he going to use if he does make it back like twenty years or w/e back to earth how in hell is he going to get back on Earth.

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Entertaining, but a lot of more-or-less blank frames to fill the time

    Entertaining, but a lot of more-or-less blank frames to fill the time

  • Mar 04, 2017

    I find the solitude of the movie beautiful. Although some details are lacking... Such as clothing and appearance deterioration .. But some subtitle details are very intreaguing,,,, like the subtle constant hum of life one. Loved that they didn't present too much back story, post story or side story. It lets the viewer wonder why Michel is soooo dry, it lets you dream about what happens after the movie ends and it keeps the psychology clean by not introducing all the mission control discussion.

    I find the solitude of the movie beautiful. Although some details are lacking... Such as clothing and appearance deterioration .. But some subtitle details are very intreaguing,,,, like the subtle constant hum of life one. Loved that they didn't present too much back story, post story or side story. It lets the viewer wonder why Michel is soooo dry, it lets you dream about what happens after the movie ends and it keeps the psychology clean by not introducing all the mission control discussion.

  • Aug 15, 2016

    The writing and budget suffered a bit. "Approaching the Unknown" is better.

    The writing and budget suffered a bit. "Approaching the Unknown" is better.

  • Jun 06, 2016

    This is not the kind of movie that's ever going to be a blockbuster. And if you're used to sexy big name actors, action, and a massive budget, best not watch this one. This is a story of the human condition and the need to push, if you will, those boundaries. No one ever got more by asking less of oneself, and here, these astronauts are asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for not only their country but the world. that of putting their very lives on the line to not only discover but to be role models for greatness and pushing beyond what most would or will never taste. The film involves the great expanse of the universe, but mostly it explores a much smaller space: the human mind. Khary Payton as Michael Forrest spends almost the entire film the sole actor in a tiny enclosure, forced to rewire the ship after a meteor has created an electrical issue. And if he doesn't fix it, he will not get back to earth. Even though the only interaction is with NASA and his friend Bob (Brian Baumgartner, who also does a wonderful job), there still is enough here to keep one riveted. Michael must deal with an aborted mission, millions of miles of space, a possibility of death, and three years of isolation. The film takes us through the ups and downs in a very convincing and honest manor. No aliens, encounters with being from other dimensions, ghosts or other foolishness, noting other than man, isolation, and empty space. And even though there was limited action and repetition of daily, weekly, monthly routines, the real push comes in as Michael has to deal with the death of his fellow astronaut while dealing with the pressure of being alone with such great distance from earth and even greater uncertainty of ever being able to return home. The film is an amazing study of the human will and the desire to live, as well as that of others really pushing and praying for his return. If you have patience and like films that explore with it means to be alive and what life really is, well, you might like to hear what Michael has to say about this.

    This is not the kind of movie that's ever going to be a blockbuster. And if you're used to sexy big name actors, action, and a massive budget, best not watch this one. This is a story of the human condition and the need to push, if you will, those boundaries. No one ever got more by asking less of oneself, and here, these astronauts are asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for not only their country but the world. that of putting their very lives on the line to not only discover but to be role models for greatness and pushing beyond what most would or will never taste. The film involves the great expanse of the universe, but mostly it explores a much smaller space: the human mind. Khary Payton as Michael Forrest spends almost the entire film the sole actor in a tiny enclosure, forced to rewire the ship after a meteor has created an electrical issue. And if he doesn't fix it, he will not get back to earth. Even though the only interaction is with NASA and his friend Bob (Brian Baumgartner, who also does a wonderful job), there still is enough here to keep one riveted. Michael must deal with an aborted mission, millions of miles of space, a possibility of death, and three years of isolation. The film takes us through the ups and downs in a very convincing and honest manor. No aliens, encounters with being from other dimensions, ghosts or other foolishness, noting other than man, isolation, and empty space. And even though there was limited action and repetition of daily, weekly, monthly routines, the real push comes in as Michael has to deal with the death of his fellow astronaut while dealing with the pressure of being alone with such great distance from earth and even greater uncertainty of ever being able to return home. The film is an amazing study of the human will and the desire to live, as well as that of others really pushing and praying for his return. If you have patience and like films that explore with it means to be alive and what life really is, well, you might like to hear what Michael has to say about this.

  • Feb 06, 2016

    Underrated, almost completely unknown hard science fiction, in the vein of "The Martian," but darker and probably more real, at least in terms of the psychological drama. I never expected to hear Eliot's "Little Gidding" quoted in a space movie, but it fits beautifully; there's something both reverent and deeply humanist about the filmmaker's approach. Khary Payton is almost continually on screen throughout the film, moving through a universe of human emotions in the tiny space to which his character is confined for years, and I for one hope to see more of him in the future.

    Underrated, almost completely unknown hard science fiction, in the vein of "The Martian," but darker and probably more real, at least in terms of the psychological drama. I never expected to hear Eliot's "Little Gidding" quoted in a space movie, but it fits beautifully; there's something both reverent and deeply humanist about the filmmaker's approach. Khary Payton is almost continually on screen throughout the film, moving through a universe of human emotions in the tiny space to which his character is confined for years, and I for one hope to see more of him in the future.

  • Sep 11, 2015

    I found this movie on Hulu one night and was intrigued by both it's horrible title, and completely lack of reviews. I was not disappointed. The use of budget for special effects was spot on- they managed to give us both the claustrophobic experience of being confined in a small room for years, but at the same time gave us some truly lovely visuals in space. If you like one-room sci fi dramas, and/or Apollo 13, give this a shot. I love space films and this scratched that itch quite nicely.

    I found this movie on Hulu one night and was intrigued by both it's horrible title, and completely lack of reviews. I was not disappointed. The use of budget for special effects was spot on- they managed to give us both the claustrophobic experience of being confined in a small room for years, but at the same time gave us some truly lovely visuals in space. If you like one-room sci fi dramas, and/or Apollo 13, give this a shot. I love space films and this scratched that itch quite nicely.

  • Jul 15, 2015

    Single room psychological thriller. Fun stuff.

    Single room psychological thriller. Fun stuff.

  • Jun 24, 2015

    An interesting film in that it aims for something different. It echoes the slow-pacing of 2001 and, like that film, captures an essence of what manned deep spaceflight might well be like.

    An interesting film in that it aims for something different. It echoes the slow-pacing of 2001 and, like that film, captures an essence of what manned deep spaceflight might well be like.

  • Feb 11, 2015

    Truly inspirational. If we can interrupt the need for explosions and action scenes for just a short time we can all benefit from this momentary look at the human spirit.

    Truly inspirational. If we can interrupt the need for explosions and action scenes for just a short time we can all benefit from this momentary look at the human spirit.