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artisanal film reviews | by maryann johanson

in a pressurized enviroment, they can hear you scream (Europa Report trailer)

Yay! Sharlto Copley is back.

I have often lamented that lack of true science fiction in the visual media, so I love that this looks like it might be real SF. And it’s a shame that we so rarely see movies about near future space exploration. So yay for that, too.


US/Canada release date: Aug 2 2013 (VOD Jun 27 2013)
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  • RogerBW

    Yes indeed!

    I’m cautious because I’m always cautious, but this looks much more interesting than any other trailer I’ve seen this year.

  • Danielm80

    I like the way “APPROPRIATE AUDIENCES” appears in five-foot-high letters at the beginning of the trailer. Kids! Cover your eyes!

  • Bluejay

    What part of “Attempt No Landing There” didn’t they understand?

  • PJK

    Since he’s also in Elysium it seems that we get two SciFi movies with Sharlto this year!

  • I meant Copley before my *District 9* screening, before I knew how frakkin’ awesome he was gonna be in that movie, and we had the bestest geeky conversation about science fiction. I wish he was showing up in more movies in all genres, but I’m not surprised that he seems to be gravitating toward SF, because he takes this stuff seriously.

  • Oh god I *hope* some character in this flick references that. *fingers crossed*

  • Isobel_A

    Looks good. Puts me in mind of Sunshine, which I enjoyed.

  • Phil Plait over at Bad Astronomy got to see an advance preview on this, and thought it was great.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/05/21/_europa_report_trailer_scifi_movie_with_a_lot_of_sci.html

    Despite bashing “speculative fiction” snobbery in an earlier comment, it’s nice to see a film that tries for a realistic take on the near future, if only for the novelty value. :)

  • Looked fantastic until it became yet another monster movie. I hope we get more of the cool science fiction, and less monster stuff.

  • John Meacham

    You need to see it, let’s say there is a bit of misdirection in the teaser about what it is actually about. In retrospect, the “moster movie” vibe of the trailer now feels more like a subtle “take that” to apollo 18 and its ilk and is evoked mildly ironically… sarcastically? is that a thing? hmm…

  • I DID see it! About 2 weeks ago. Great movie. Definitely not a monster movie.

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