Monday, October 23, 2017

Approaching the Unknown (2016)

Quite often when Hollywood is making something interesting there will be another similar movie. I am not only talking about mockbusters. Approaching the Unknown is that movie to The Martian (2015). If you thought The Martian had too much humor in it Approaching the Unknown might be the movie for you. It is really hard science fiction with some inaccuracies.

In The Martian protagonist wanted to get back Earth from Mars. Here protagonist is trying to get to Mars on one way mission when something goes wrong. That is the whole story. You really have to like this kind of movies to enjoy this one. Not saying it is bad one. It is just so serious and aims to ultra realistic tone. It is surprisingly good for low budget copy of a big budget movie.

I would have liked it more if it didn't have some unrealistic visuals few times. Movie didn't need them. They just should have stick with ultra realistic hard science fiction. All steps to other directions were missteps. At times movie was hard to watch but overall I liked it more than I disliked. I understand if someone hates it for being boring. I liked how protagonist started to losing it and thinking weirder things as he got further from Earth. It made the movie worth of watching.

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