The Space Between Us

  • The Space Between Us – opening 03.02.2017
    STX Entertainment, 121min, PG-13
  • Director: Peter Chelsom
  • Writer: Allan Loeb
  • Cast: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino, Britt Robertson, BD Wong, Janet Montgomery

Expectations: First reviews are pretty horrendous, so I’m really unsure how this movie will play out at the box office. Usually i would expect good result from teen sci-fi dystopian future love story but this seems to be a huge failure.

Plot: In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.

While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere…

EXCITMENT METER: 2/10

Ok, it seems this is no Enders Game, neither convincing romantic teen love story that will attract teens.  It has FAIL all over it, even RINGS look like a blockbuster compared to this.

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