Magellan (2017)

“Last minute bug fixes? That’s not very reassuring NASA. Please don’t tell my wife.” – Commander Roger Nelson

Number of Times Seen – 1 (15 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – An astronaut is sent on a solo mission after a new mysterious discovery is found in the solar system.

My Take on it – Really boring film that doesn’t work at all.

The minimalist aspect of the film is usually something that I enjoy, but it’s actually detrimental in this case because of the way that nothing really happens over the course of the movie.

The cast is filled with unknown actors which helps make things feel more realistic in the way it all plays out, but they still fail to find ways to make this story feel like anything more than being a rote by rote space trip.

The story moves along at a really slow pace which doesn’t help make things more engaging at all because very little happens of relevance here.

The one good thing about this story is its use of special effects since the minimalist aspect of the story allows for minimal effects to have a maximum effect on the realism of the story.

It’s quite unfortunate that this film doesn’t manage to work at all because it does have lots more potential than is realized here.

The dialogue unfortunately also doesn’t help make this more interesting to watch which is essential in a minimalist story like this one.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The Commander’s name is a conflation of the names Anthony Nelson and and Roger Healy, two characters in the TV series “I Dream of Jeanne” (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (4/10)


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