Hopelessly flawed generic, bland attempted Sci-Fi film. I wanted to like this film but was defeated by the interminable and baffling "plot", wooden acting by Kristen Stewart (As usual) and Nicholas Hoult, combined with possibly the worst audio track ever, make this almost unwatchable. The whole point of a film based on the everyday lack of emotion is that at some point the characters have to show emotion. Really, really bad film. Don't bother.
If you like the TV series you will love the film. Fairly predictable, but dependably enjoyable. Apocalypse Now it's not, but it spins along quite happily. Relentlessly polite and twee. Don't expect any social epiphany but it was worth the ticket price. Well written, directed and acted. Go have a look.
I was seriously looking forward to watching this film. What a disappointment! It started off fairly well with a stark, clinical reality of what being an astronaut could be in a few decades. Then halfway through the train came off the rails.Since when can you access the crew accomodation in a spacecraft through a hatch next to the engines? The realistic side of the film must have had Donald Trump as the science adviser. Complete BS. My daughter actually fell asleep for the last forty minutes as it lost any connection to reality. Brad Pitt is an actor I admire, but I am getting a tad bored with the eyebrow gurning. He seems to think having barely visible emotional reactions to huge events is "art". The space scenes are amazing, but the "plot" is dodgy at best. Tommy Lee Jones has aged very badly or his make-up was completely overdone. Really NOT his best performance. I felt sorry for Liv Tyler as her contribution was very limited by her dialogue. We were both glad when this film finished, and NO I will not be watching it again. If you want a thinking man's Sci-Fi film watch The Arrival. Don't waste your money watching this .