Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)


astronaut“It isn’t about me, it’s about future generations” – Walter Moffitt

Number of Times Seen – 1 (19 Nov 2014)

Brief Synopsis – After a mishap in space, an astronaut is left alone in his spacecraft and must decide whether to continue his mission or abort and return to Earth.

My Take on it – Modern moviegoers have been flooded with different attempts recently of people stranded alone in the middle of nowhere who need to use their wits to survive life threatening situations.

This movie is another prime example of that premise.

Not unlike Gravity (2013) from last year, this movie deals with an astronaut trying to figure out how to get back home after an accident in space.

The differences here are the fact that this time, he is very far from Earth and must use his own vast experience along with help from below to get back home.

This movie deals with the lonliness of space along with the knowledge that even when everything is fixed, it will still take him years to get back home.

The story moves along slowly on purpose to give us a realistic perspective of the dangers of space.

This movie uses an almost completely unknown cast to help emphasize a documentary feeling.

Bottom Line – Interesting premise about loneliness in space that is done slowly and deliberately and gives us a clear picture of how difficult and dangerous space exploration can be. Unknown actors helps make this feel like a documentary. Recommended!

Rating – Globe Worthy

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17 thoughts on “Astronaut: The Last Push (2012)

  1. Sounds good to me, although I actually do recognize one of these names, Brian Baumgartner from The Office. That was Kevin, I do believe. I’m more curious about seeing what he offers here, however minuscule a role, than I am about the sci-fi elements, but given the fact that I’m still in a space-movie type of mood, this movie will be even better. Good job Rob

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