I appreciate the level of realism depicted in this film. They ask questions like "what could go wrong?", "what could possibly be out there?", "what if.." etc. In which we watch this film trying to find answers they might be able to visualize for us, or perhaps open up more questions we could barely comprehend.
Interesting enough but I'm not a huge fan of janky timelines in storytelling and I didn't really see a reason for employing the technique here either. Probably would've been better if they'd stopped short of actually showing the Tron Squid. Otherwise it was a nice little hard sci-fi flick and the primary cast was solid.
a bunch of lame astronauts go to space and make a lot of bad decisions. somehow this movie takes place both in outer space and another planet (well, moon) yet doesn't have a single beautiful shot in it. i know found footage makes traditional cinematography difficult, but c'mon! very disappointing.
Adorned only with technical precision and discreetly convincing visual effects, it draws its impact from combining claustrophobic fear with the overwhelming remoteness and unfamiliarity of space. The ever-present camera templates are amateurishly goofy, as are some of the performances, but luckily they both become less irksome as the film progresses.
Filled with uncertainty throughout the whole film, Europa Report shows how the human race is still unfamiliar to outer space exploration. What makes it a great film is the combination of the unknown cast, it's technical aspects, it's visual effects and the narrative that fills you up with information regarding Europa's voyage. I liked the concept of this film and it's premise that we are not alone in the universe.
Awesome! Interesting approach to define the story as a report. Dialogues and cinematography were compelling enough to get me hooked. Some deaths were kind of silly which scratched a little bit the realism but didn't ruin it at all. America has produced great sci-fi movies lately. They all appear to have something in common: a light level of discussion on human condition.
This patient and uneasy sci-fi thriller hits all the right notes: A non-linear story (connects with the character's lost sense of time and draws the viewed into the mystery), a largely unknown cast and technical jargon that adds realism, and a reveal that waits until the last moments. Also loved the nods to Solaris and 2001.
You can tell a lot of effort has been put into making this film, which explains its authenticity. Sadly though I didn't enjoy much of this style, and often I was a bit bored or didn't think the acting is very convincing. Sometimes, however, the acting is very convincing and the visuals can be really stunning. On the whole, the film was okay, but not much more than that.
Stock redshirts screaming affectless thriller cliche (We've got to get her back! Just a few more minutes!) into an airless void of B-movie banality. Like a sweded version of D. Boyle's Sunshine or a space-themed spinoff of G. Edwards' Monsters, it has certain lo-fi charm. But it's hard to be scared of the unknown when you've seen this all before done much, much better. Cordero's creative fuel tank runs on fumes.