The Space Between Us – Review

This past weekend we watched The Space Between Us. We missed the movie when it came out at the cinema’s but a few weeks ago I saw an old poster at our local cinema. We got our hand on a copy of the movie and watched it as our ‘Sunday Night Movie‘.

Spoiler Alert!!!!


A team of astronauts fly to Mars to start a new colony called East Texas Mars. On the way there the head astronaut discovers she is pregnant. NASA decides to keep this information a secret until they can find a way for the baby to return to Earth since the baby’s gestation period was in 0 gravity. Upon arrival on Mars the mother delivers the baby but dies in childbirth. NASA keeps the child’s existence a secret for 16 years.The boy makes contact with a girl from Earth and decides to go meet her on Earth and to find his father.

The Space Between Us is a lovely written teenage love story and a story of self discovery with some suspense and cool actions scenes. Its also a bit tragic too since Earths gravity and atmosphere is killing the boy and we realise that he would never be able to survive on Earth.

Its a really sweet movie for young and old. So get your hand on it and make it your Sunday Night Movie



Starring Chris Pratt (Jim Preston) and Jennifer Lawrence (Aurora Lane).  Don’t read if you haven’t seen the movie already

Passengers is a story about a man who wakes up from his hibernation pod after his ship is damaged by meteor fragments.He wakes up only 30 years into his 120 year journey towards a new planet Homestead II. He wakes up to find that he is the only person on the whole ship who is awake accept for a android called Arthur, played by Micheal Sheen. In his mission to find out what happened to him and why he woke up he finds that all the fancy programmes on the spaceship are of no help and only have limited prerecorded information. Most of the information he found that could possibly help him was only theoretical.

In addition the social class system was in place even though he was the only passenger awake, since he didn’t have a gold class ticket he was limited to only black coffee and basic breakfasts like cereal and oats. After using all the possible facilities on the ship, some of them he had broken into, he found that he felt pretty alone, a situation that reminded me a lot of Tom Hanks movie, Cast Away.

One night while trying out the outer-space facility he decides to take his own life because of the loneliness but he doesn’t go through with it. Instead he accidentally notices a woman in the hibernation chamber. He then starts to read her files and tries to get to know her. After much inner struggles with himself he decides that he wants to wake her up too, to reduce his own loneliness but he knows that if he wakes her up he will doom her to loneliness too…

I really enjoyed the movie. I think it is because somehow we can relate to it because we sometimes also feel alone and feel that we can’t do anything to change our circumstances. In the movie, Arthur suggests to Jim that instead of wishing he was somewhere else he should make the most of where he is and this really hit home for me. I enjoyed the movie much more than I expected.

Some things in the movie also showed that some times you think you have bad luck but it could rather be a matter of fate, for example the fact that Jim woke up Aurora. Although it might have been the wrong choice to condemn someone else to a lifetime of loneliness, this act helped them save 5000 other passengers on the ship who could have died if they didn’t wake up to save the ship.

I’ll give it a 7/10

What did you think of it?