(This review may contain spoilers).
When I first saw this movie advertised, I was immediately interested in watching it… and I felt it definitely lived up to my expectations.
I thought the atmosphere of this movie was set up really well from the beginning. While I did find it quite hard to connect with some of the minor characters emotionally, the major characters were easy to identify with and I thought it was good to see how the three different plotlines all evolved alongside each other and came together.
It was interesting to see the elements of tension coming through in different ways. While I didn’t understand a lot of what the crew of the damaged ship were trying to do (apart from trying to run it aground), I did enjoy seeing the interactions between many of the crew members. I thought it was especially good to see how Sybert and Brown were towards each other, though I didn’t really understand the history of the antagonism Brown had towards Sybert.
I did like seeing Bernie’s relationship with Miriam and it was good to see them in a more relaxed setting before all of the action started. I also liked the fact that Bernie was affected by what had happened in the past… and that it ran all the way through the movie.
I felt that there were a lot of intense scenes in this movie and I found myself sitting on the edge of my seat several times. While I did see the film in 3D, though I didn’t really think it added a whole lot to the movie. I felt there was only one scene that was especially effective with 3D.
I did recognise a lot of the actors in this movie and it was good to see them in the roles they played.
I thought that this film had a really good atmosphere and it kept me watching with very little trouble. I would probably watch this movie again in the very near future.
Not a great flick, but a better one than people gave it credit for. Nice review.