The Space Between Us Reviews
The Space Between Us started off very promising, but it turns into a generic road trip movie with a really trite romance. It's barely even a sci-fi movie in the second half. For a movie set in 2034, the only thing that's futuristic on planet Earth were the computers. And you can hack cars with a smartphone, but the smartphones still look the same. I HIGHLY DOUBT people will still use iPhones in 2034.
What's worse is that everything is at their disposal while they're on this road trip. A mother leaves her tablet on the table and takes her kid to the bathroom when the main characters need to use the internet. A woman leaves her car door open when the main characters need a car. Don't waste your time with this film!
It starts out promising and has some good performances, but the interesting story is bogged down by a cliched, slow, and ungodly cheesy romance.
You might ask that question for yourself while/after watching this film. This is not a great film, but surely different and enjoyable. This kind of storyline can be acceptable for the todays space ambition by the humans they have to accomplish. A couple of decades ago, it was called a fiction, still it is, but quite close to realistically possible.
So we had seen many films based on human connection with the red planet, Mars, but this one was a little different. It is romance theme, though not like east meets west. It is Mars meets Earth. The story of a boy from Mars and the girl from Earth. That's how it ends, but not that how it was initiated. It was the boy who searched for his connection with the Earth, and doing that, all the usual things happen, like some people come after him, like running and chasing.
Well made film. It was not a complicated screenplay, but the twist was unexpected at the end yet I did not think it was strong. Explained everything with details, as well as intentionally added some of scenes to cover up later parts when the narration takes the unexpected route. Best cast for sure.
Britt Robertson played the role ten years younger than her she is. But it does not matter, she still looks like a teenager. And Asa Butterfield was quite good too. The only usual thing about the film was the road adventure, though it did not take the usual route. Nothing was like you have already seen them. That's where it hand upper hand. The end was good, yet I felt it softened to bring a certain type of ending than a relevant one. Because it is a PG13 film and they wanted the conclusion that satisfy their target audience. So, it is a nice film and once watchable.
I have shortly ended my teen years and for us heading towards the next chapter of our lives, i don't expect many of us to connect with this on a character level.
Asa Butterfield's role in this movie is predictable.. there isn't much flexibility given to his character in the way the story is written and he does better job than anyone could ask for considering. As for Britt Robertson she does a "fine" job, unfortunately most of her memorable scenes are of her beauty not acting.
Yes this movie is very cliche in a lot of its romance but certain scenes i feel were saved by rare and brilliant writing disguised with awkward teen narrative. shave a few words off a line and takeaway some uncomfortable, awkward emotion out of a scene and you'd be left with quote Karl Marx would be proud of.
That is what you need to look for in a film. That is something that has left movie watching over the years as we are spoon fed crap on stick with little meaning and massive special effects.This isn't what i see when i watch films, i could read 100 reviews and they will all say the same thing about how they saw the dry attempt at a teen flick mashed unrealistic sci-fi. (i hate that term, sci fi that's unrealistic? never? Ok i'm reaching, yes there is semi realistic sci-fi you have me their.)
Yes the medical side of things didn't add up and the twist was seen about 7 months ago when the shuttle left mars but come on this is not a bad movie if you actually watch it, it's not worth a 17% rating, but im just one man hoping some day i will be 16 again and things won't go so wrong this time.
I will leave you with a quote of my own. "Watch every movie like you're watching inception for the first time, their are a lot more levels to a movie than just the ones you can see."