George Clooney directs himself, Felicity Jones and Caoilinn Springall in this sci-fi drama where the lone survivor of an apocalypse tries to warn a returning space mission not to enter the Earth’s irradiated atmosphere.
A kinda reverse twist on The Martian… only nowhere near as entertaining. Uses up all its goodwill in a dry, predictable first hour. By the time the obvious twist reveals comes, it has downshifted gear into a ponderous, po-faced redundancy. The talented cast feels muted, they certainly cannot sell the more ludicrous late in the day decision by two crew members. The finale is drudgingly barmy and we have already forgiven a lot of frozen cheese to get there.
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