Europa Report

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Plot

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Release Year: 2013

Rating: 6.4/10 (4,161 voted)

Director:Sebastián Cordero

Storyline

An international crew of astronauts undertakes a privately funded mission to search for life on Jupiter's fourth largest moon.

Taglines:
Fear. Sacrifice. Contact.

Release Date:

Filming Locations: Cine Magic Studios, Brooklyn, New York City, USA



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Goofs:

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Rating: 10/10


This is a phenomenal sci-fi movie with a realistic approach to what it
would be like to send a manned spaceship into the outer solar system,
most precisely Jupiter's moon Europa, known for having an ice crust
beneath which scientists suspect exists liquid water, maybe even an
ocean. Six astronauts (four men and two women) make the team of the
expedition; these knowledgeable fellows unlike those from some much
bigger and dumber examples of the genre of recent memory. In their
mission they will encounter many dangers being radiation one of the
most deadly, and they will take sometimes calculated risks, some other
times crazy ones because there is no other choice. Do not get fooled by
the fact that the movie chooses the found footage format to tell the
story of these brave souls: this is nothing like Apollo XVIII; this is
more like "2001" and "Sunshine", with an atmosphere of mounting dread
and eerie cosmic landscapes reminiscent of "Alien", alternating between
the claustrophobic, the agoraphobic and the awe inspiring. The
narration or I should say "assemblage" of short circuit video and
spacesuits' helmets feeds is tight, and the film is so well crafted
technically, that you get the impression you've been watching real
footage from NASA; there are also a handful of genuinely jaw dropping
sequences, like the landing on the title moon (accentuated by an
intense musical score), terrific weightless scenes and a terrifying
"plumbing" accident towards the end of the movie. Overall, it is a
great genre achievement that will leave you wishing you could get the
chance to explore the arcane mysteries of space yourself, in spite of
knowing so well that you might end up like the proverbial moth that is
mesmerized by the light of the burning flame.