The spaceship, Starship Avalon, in its 120-year voyage to a distant colony planet known as the “Homestead Colony” and transporting 5,259 people has a malfunction in one of its sleep chambers. As a result one hibernation pod opens prematurely and the one person that awakes, Jim Preston (Chris Pratt) is stranded on the spaceship, still 90 years from his destination.
In Cinemas: January 1st 2017
As the Starship Avalon travels through space with 5259 people onboard on it’s way to Homestead II , it encounters a meteor shower along the way putting a series of events in motion that will change the life of Jim Preston in a way he could never have imagined.
After only 30 years on the starship and with 89 years to go, Jim’s hibernation pod malfunctions causing him to wake up…..alone and not knowing what the hell has happened.
Trying to work out what he can do to rectify the situation and with his only friend, an android bartender Arthur (who adds his own dimensions into the movie), the loneliness sets in and he becomes all that we wish Chris Pratt NOT to be. After an excursion with a space suit outside of the starship, he happens upon Aurora Lane and falls in love with the image of her and her story. Sick of being alone he makes the decision to wake her up so he will no longer be alone and from there…….the love story begins.
I say love story because that to me is what this story is. It’s not a Sci-fi movie despite all the space, stars and gadgets. It is quite simply a love story but one that happens to be set in space.
The initial meteor shower has damaged the Starship and with no way of waking anyone else, and a message system that takes 55 years to get a reply, they are on their own.
Will they save the ship ? Will they save themselves ?
I actually really enjoyed this movie and I’m pleased I went to see it (and not just because I’m a fan of Chris Pratt haha). However I’m not convinced it would be one I would go and buy when it comes out on DVD, although if it was on TV, I would probably watch it.
It’s a good movie but fairly predictable and once you’ve seen it……well there’s not much to make you want to see it again.