The story of Cargo takes place on rusty space-freighter KASSANDRA on its way to Station 42. Young medic Laura is the only one awake on board while the rest of the crew lies frozen in hibernation sleep. In 4 months Laura’s shift will be over.
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The Twitch review says it perfectly: for a Swiss production, it's an astonishing achievement that rivals any big budget Hollywood fare. But the story is indeed "a pastiche of other better known films", which is unfortunate because this genre depends on a factor of unpredictability that is completely missing here. I have my hopes up for Engler's next effort.
Astonishing visual and astonishingly bad storytelling. Unmotivated, bumpy dialogues are almost annoying. (e.g. the lovestory between two people, who had nothing to do with each other before. Are you kidding me?)
While it makes painfully obvious the fact that it's visually (and, to an extent, thematically) influenced by the likes of Blade Runner and The Matrix, it's one of the most underrated sci-fi films of the 00s. The lack of proper character development is one of the film's most relevant flaws, although it barely impacts its quality.
Great visuals and set designs but the story has been told a hundred times before and way better than this. It starts out pretty strong but after half an hour it becomes painfully obvious that the movie is going nowhere fast.
A good SF movie, good ambiance and a good story... Remember me "moon". Congratulation to this swiss production. Un bon film SF, une bonne ambiance et une bonne histoire. Il me fait penser à "Moon". Bravo à cette production suisse.
Interesting idea. Even started off well...but somewhere along the way the interesting idea took a wrong path and it ended up being a movie that I've seen before. The CGI is a bit lacking. Some scenes look beautiful...others are distracting. Less would've been more here. Acting was good. Overall, it was visually interesting at times, had some cool sci fi ideas but the story was slow and uninspiring.