We boarded the Avalon with the destination; 120 years of hibernation means to wake up in a new century in a new planet. But a year ago everything changed.
Plot summary: Jim and Aurora are put into hibernation along with 5000 other passengers in Avalon which is headed for Homestead II (A second Earth). But unexpectedly they are awaked 90 years prior to the D-day. They don’t have an option to go back to hibernation and are left with a life without anyone for company. Why have they been Awake? What’s their life is going to be? How did they make through the space? Were answered in the 116 minutes sci-fi drama.
Directed by: Morten Tyldum
Cast: Chrish Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Runtime: 116 Minutes
Release date: December 21, 2016
Goosebumps review: The last 30 minutes will be an excellent ride. The no gravity scene has given me Goosebumps. The movie has an excellent plot and a letdown screenplay. A one time watch.(3.5 / 5)
The plot was exceptional for a sci-fi flick, two passengers travelling alone in the infinite space with no one for company, except the robotic bartender. The initial set up was good which was done in the first 20 minutes.
The cast selection was the added advantage. Chris Pratt as Jim and Jennifer Lawrence as Aurora have portrayed a wonderful chemistry. The acting of both the leads has been the high of the movie. Especially the no-gravity scene was the top notch.
But once the story has been set the dragging begins. Like Avalon (The spaceship) the story does search for a way to move along. At times the story derails from the Sci-fi genre, in simple words a romantic movie in space. The dialogues too have less impact and don’t stay in our mind. The last 30 minutes of the movie is the savior, it manages to keep the audience engaged.
The movie is worth a watch for the lead pair and the last 30 minutes. But sci-fi feel not guaranteed.