Approaching the Unknown

Approaching the Unknown

DVD - 2016
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An American astronaut prepares for a mission to Mars.
Audience: OFA rating: 14A.
Publisher: Hollywood : Paramount Home Entertainment, 2016.
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Appro
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.

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tuan_canada
Nov 02, 2017

Cool movie. Brave but kinda crazy man. Going into that unknown so willingly!

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BPDaegan
Oct 07, 2017

Maybe like Alien this film is not first & foremost a Sci-Fi film (Alien being a horror film in a SF setting) -- maybe this film is a .... droll psychological claustrophobic drama thriller on a space ship with an otherwise great actor??? For the first 30 minutes of this film I had a difficult time giving it my attention. During the second 30 minutes I played it in the background while working on my laptop. I fast-forwarded through the last 30 minutes. For me the best part of this film was seeing the credits zip by, the disc pop out of my DVD player, and return back into its case.

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rugolin
Jan 30, 2017

There are many occupations that are 99% boredom and 1% dramatic. It appears that being an astronaut going to Mars is 100% boredom and this movie captures that perfectly. It is perfectly boring and tedious to watch. I kept thinking of the question of why such a stupid decision to send an one man crew in the first place when that person could be incapacitated in a thousand ways. Most Mars missions are planned for at least 3 or 4 crew members. Oh wait you want to have a contrived drama about going mad in space when mission specialist would have figured that out years before. This is a movie only for people who have a lot of patience and time on their hands like someone on a 2 year trip to Mars.

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mustbethewater
Jan 14, 2017

Painfully boring.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Dec 31, 2016

Strange movie, it's very slow moving. I'm sure many will like and more dislike

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LauraSteinert
Dec 30, 2016

Well, it has more action than Moon, but it is still one man in a spaceship slowly going insane on his year-long trip to Mars. This is nothing like The Martian as far as applied scientific reasoning, fighting for survival, and tension. It feels much longer than the running time, and is only for those of us who are hardcore sci-fi fans and need to have seen everything. There is about 4 minutes of pretty cool CGI, the ship is nothing new, and "conflict" is just the standard "survive in space."

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LauraSteinert
Dec 30, 2016

LauraSteinert thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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