Ride-Along with a Sociopath
Well, let’s start with the completely psychopathic act that the entire movie is based on… a selfish act that condemns another person to die in space. Not exactly the best basis for starting a relationship. Yeah, yeah he makes an attempt to correct his mistake at the end, but that seemed like a tack-on device meant to give you a reason to like the guy. With that final selfless act, it becomes okay for you to decide this movie is actually a love story. I just don’t buy it.
As a “people person” I cannot imagine a life as the only living human around and even me… someone who goes to the grocery store just to be around people sometimes after a couple days of nose-down computer work… wouldn’t consider condemning someone else to die in space just to avoid being alone.
Overall, I liked the cast. I liked the premise of taking a trip to settle another planet. I like the tech. I liked the special effects. I just couldn’t root for the guy. This film would have rated quite a bit higher had it not made me feel so icky. As a film, it was good – but just left me feeling dirty.
RATING 5 out of 10
by Chris Doelle