Approaching the Unknown

Approaching the Unknown

DVD - 2016
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Captain William D. Stanaforth is on a one-way mission to Mars, and though the entire world is watching him, he is completely alone in a dark and distant sea of stars. When an astronaut on a parallel mission encounters mechanical failure, Stanaforth risks everything to save her. As the two form an undeniably strong bond from their respective ships, the physical journey takes a toll on Stanaforth's life-sustaining systems, forcing him to make impossible choices.
Publisher: [Hollywood, California] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2016]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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ggbb503
Apr 25, 2018

Seemed promising but turned out to be pretty dull.

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Nooksack20
Jan 30, 2018

Clearly a low budget movie, which is painfully boring. Although the plot had promise, in the end it missed the mark by a mile. I do not recommend. Read a book instead.

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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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mustbethewater
Jan 14, 2017

Painfully boring.

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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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