Saturday, May 21, 2022

Stowaway (2021)

In the most unlikely of circumstances a forth person ends up on a two year space mission meant only for three. Do the math. The food and oxygen and water would never last as long as planned. But what kind of massive fuck-up would allow an extra person to just, what, 'fall asleep' on a SPACE STATION or the launch vehicle to get to the space station. You would think that would be something they would insure was not in danger or occurring by doing a simple COUNT of the people that went on the station during the launch. It still makes little sense but that is Netflix for you.

Anna Kendrick is cute in anything and I liked her in this one as well.

When the ship is damage beyond the ability to provide enough oxygen for four, the crew has 10 days to save the life of the stowaway. I still don't understand how he got into the life support before launch but he did and now I wait to see if they can solve this unsolvable problem. Life in space can suck sometimes if not most times.

After that it's a tense rush to see if they can fix the oxygen issue they have by committing a risky space mission that could destroy valuable parts of the ship. I love those parts of any death in space movie. I won't spoil the ending for you but it is a heartbreaker and really the only way that the story could have ended. Some may find it slow but I found it an interesting character study with heart.

Stowaway is not a film for those looking for a lot of action or for an outburst of spectacular special effects. The thrill and high anxiety of space travel are still very present, but in a different way.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

An update on the old "lifeboat" scenario, eh?

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

In space...that is exactly it.