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PLOT SUMMARY: 2 men awaken in a ship, without remembering what their mission was, or why they are there.

UNCOMFORTABLE PLOT SUMMARY (inspired by this): MOVIE-RUINING SPOILERS: [highlight for spoilers] Last human beings fail to realize they are on planet, cannibalize 97% of themselves instead.

PEOPLE: Dennis Quaid. Ben Foster (Angel from the X-Men movies). Cam Gigandet (James the antagonist from Twilight). The lovely Antje Traue. Eddie Rouse (who had bit parts in The Number 23, Pineapple Express, and Observe And Report). Norman Reedus (who was in the movie Mimic, as terrible as it was, but went on to do great things in The Walking Dead)

QUIRKS: It’s sci-fi! It’s a mystery! It’s horror! It’s a psychological thriller! It’s action! This movie straddles a LOT of different genres, and does it well.

VISUALS: A very dark, claustrophobic movie. They did a good job on giving you the feeling of being trapped in a huge ship.

MORALS: Don’t exist in the blackness of space.

POLITICS: An obvious environmental message — the movie is based on mankind having to leave the planet because we used up all its resources.

BAD STUFF: Some people will be put off that it couldn’t quite pick its genre — but I find that view close-minded and limiting. The horror part is arguably the weakest — people complained about the “monsters”.

CONCLUSION: An excellent cross-genre sci-fi/mystery/horror/psychological thriller/action movie! What delightful twists!! Way better than Event Horizon. Reminds me of Sunshine, but with more going on (and less science).

RATINGS:
Clint: Netflix: 4.4 (high 4)/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10.
Carolyn: Netflix: 3/5 stars. IMDB: 8/10. Very interesting how she rated it the same on IMDB, but 1 star lower on Netflix.

The native public rating for this movie is: IMDB: 7.0/10, Netflix: 3.6/5 stars (Netflix‘s predicted rating for us was 3.7/5 stars).

RECOMMENDATION: A must-see for those who like sci-fi/space-based movies

SIMILAR MOVIES: Sunshine. Event Horizon. Moon.

Mood: full
Music: NoFX – Nowhere