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Title:   The Midnight Sky
Director:   George Clooney
Year:   2020
Genre:   Science Fiction
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01.02.21

Other Movies Seen By This Director (5)
- Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
- Good Night, and Good Luck
- The Ides of March
- Leatherheads
- The Monuments Men

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
01.02.21Netflix I imagine this is kinda like George Clooney's take on Gravity. He saw how Cuaron could do it and was like "maybe I'll do that too, but, like, sad and making a tiny bit more sense." Then ten years later the right book comes out and he's like "finally!"

Ok, probably none of that happened, but this did feel like Gravity in a few scenes, The Martian in... many scenes, and most of all it reminded me of a Neal Stephenson book called Seveneves. That book is better than this movie, but that's because it's a 1000-page book that has time to explore all the stuff this movie only hints at. And unfortunately for this movie, I spent the last 15 minutes wondering if they had a CRISPR on the ship or something because things are pretty bleak if not. But really things are pretty bleak regardless. But I guess that's the point... to reflect on stuff or whatever. I did feel that sometimes the music was too overbearing to do that reflection because it was screaming at me to feel scared or happy or sad, but the music and the plodding bleakness were my only real complaints. Mostly I thought this was pretty good.
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