Director Daniel Espinosa packs a thrilling movie into a lesson devoid of science and logic on board a space station. We get a customary opening scene to set up jargon used in missions, which quickly escalate go ‘what the hell is going on here?!’
We thought the same thing! What is going on? The crew and their standard protocol are completely at ends. From a lazy writing point of view, we could argue how would the film continue if it were not for the lapses? But we expect better and tighter writing, with a logical progression.
It gets points for the thrills and the cast, all of whom have atleast one terrifying moment, if not more. Other than that we have a film which systematically breaks its own rules.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson do an average job, supported by the rest. It’s the cast that will pull it through, not the content.