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Post by Nari » 2018-11-11 09:36pm

Some new and interested hard Sci-Fi in a Independent film.

Saw this today in a limited run in the Chicago area. My wife, who tolerates but doesn't seek out Sci-Fi, thoroughly enjoyed it.

The ads I saw on facebook lean on the quote "this is what a stand-alone Star Wars film should be", and while I think it would be a bit small for a stand alone SW film, I had a great time. It's a good use of Sci-Fi in that it creates a believable rationale for the situation and hence the story which then largely boils down to a strong character drama western.

Pedro Pascal (who you may remember from one of the more disturbing character demises in season 4 of Game of Thrones) was great to watch, and I hope we'll be seeing more of Sophie Thatcher.

In comparison to some recent SW outings, the film used 'show, don't tell' and an effective Chekhov's gun. While some things weren't immediately obvious (such as the mechanics of the gem removal) I never once had a problem with breaking SOD.

So if you have the opportunity, I'd recommend it.

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Post by B5B7 » 2018-11-12 01:12am

Looking at the trailer I like that on an alien planet they are wearing suits and helmets. It would be good to see more of that in movies and TV series - not people blithely wandering around as if they are on Earth without any kind of protection from alien factors.
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