Let me tell you, I am beyond thrilled at the moment. Martin Freeman really looks and acts like Bilbo (some of his intonations reminded me of Elijah Wood’s Frodo, which is pretty cool). The dwarves were awesome; I loooooooooooooove the song they started chanting, the melody kind of reminds me of the medley they played during the Mines of Moria sequence, very dwarvish (yes, I notice these things). Also: Imladris! Galadriel! Gandalf! Gollum! Guys, this is going to be amazing xD
Astronaut Sam Bell has a quintessentially personal encounter toward the end of his three-year stint on the Moon, where he, working alongside his computer, GERTY, sends back to Earth parcels of a resource that has helped diminish our planet’s power problems.
I was on a sci-fi kick and decided to check this movie out. I’ve long heard about this movie and good things associated to it but for some reason never got around to it. I noticed that this movie and Sunshine flew low on the radar for whatever reason; they both deserve more publicity. Anyways, spoilers ahead!
Before I start this review, I just wanted to mention that for now on, I will do my best to add the trailers to my movie reviews/commentaries. I’ll be going back to older entries and embedding them when I can, just so you have a visual sense of the movie as well (if you haven’t heard or seen them).
Fifty years from now, the sun is dying, and mankind is dying with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.
I remember hearing about this movie in passing when it first came out in 2007 but then it slipped out of my radar again. It was only recently that I remembered this movie when I came across a number of comments somewhere praising this movie (and okay, I admit, I was looking at Chris Evans’ filmography to see what other work he’s done and this movie stood out for me =P). I like science fiction and the premise of this movie sounded really interesting so I decided to check it out. Spoilers ahead!
I posted a commentary from my re-read of GRRM’s A Game of Thronesa few days ago but did not include my thoughts of the HBO adaptation since my brain ran out of steam at that point. Anyways, it was actually this adaptation that prompted me to catch up with ASoIaF =) SPOILERS ahead if you haven’t watched the series/read the books (all 5 as I made a few allusions to later books)