What would happen if a spaceship orbiting the Earth could not return to its base because the conditions on our planet had become unliveable? For the astronauts, the only way out would be to find another place to settle.
A strange pieced together follow-up to the concepts behind Fata Morgana. And it felt like piece work. Granted the cinematography was good, the music was haunting and poignant but the actual concept was a bit weak. It was difficult to really invest when I'd seen the half the scenes before in Encounters, and usually Herzog's dialogue some how just works in his voice but having an absurd character was distracting.
You just can’t not love the alien and the tender tone he uses when he talks about home.
I always get the feeling Herzog is making a poem out of his films and this one is no exception. The music, unusual for this sort of film, leaves a feeling that we really are watching something that doesn’t belong in this world.
It is always rewarding alowing myself to enter these abstract journeys Herzog builds for his viewers.