Director Sebastian Cordero (Rage, Pescador) follows a team of intrepid space explorers to one of Jupiter's moons on a mission to investigate evidence of a subterranean ocean that could contain single-celled life in this ambitious sci-fi thriller produced in collaboration with NASA. Determined to explore the possibility that the oceans of Europa could harbor primitive life, a privately funded firm called Europa Ventures assembles six of planet Earth's best astronauts, and sends them deeper into the stars than any human has ever traveled. Should they succeed in reaching their destination and collecting crucial data, mankind could finally have an answer to the age-old question of whether or not we're alone in the universe. In the wake of a frightening technological failure that cuts off all communications with Earth and an unexpected loss that shakes the crew to their very core, the brave astronauts battle physical fatigue and psychological distress before arriving on Europa and making a discovery that could revolutionize our view of the universe. Sharlto Copley, Michael Nyqvist, and Christian Camargo star.~Jason Buchanan
I missed this movie when it came out in theaters so when i saw it on sale at Best Buy I picked it up. I was not disappointed. It is a nice change from the silly "blow-them-up" rubbish that passes for science fiction. The acting & direction are consistently good. For the most part, the directory resists the temptation of sudden loud noises to startle the audience. If you prefer "Star Trek" to "Star Wars" you will like this movie. If you just like watching things blow-up with loud noises then this is not for you.
"Europa Report" is a first-rate movie in documentary style. It's told by the actors as the drama unfolds with little commentary from others. One problem with this style is that the movie can slow down, which happens with this movie. It's not too bad, though. There is plenty of suspense, and the actors respond realistically to the action. The set is excellent, and that helps the actors fill out the roles. If you're looking for blockbuster action, this film is not for you. If you're interested in serious sci-fi that explores the possibility of life in our solar system, this movie is for you. It's a fun movie with a good payoff at the end.
I heard a lot of buzz on the internet about this movie. It was one of the first crowd-funded movies, and also was one of the first which was released as streaming video simultaneously with a limited theatrical release. Despite a relatively low budget this movie has high production values and is a well-crafted, well acted movie. The movie is done in the style similar to many reality TV shows out today but it works. If you like science fiction adventure stories, particularly if you liked The Martian, check this movie out.
From all the hype to critics reviews, every one says this is a superior sci-fi film. Did anybody bother to watch it? No suspense, no mystery, below average acting and predictable from start to finish. It's like a bad compilation of a few quality science fiction films. Dialogue is boring, special effects were average at best, and it presents you with nothing you haven't seen a dozen times before. I was waiting for it to get better, but it never does. My recommendation; rent it first. That way you won't waste as much money as you would buying it.
This movie was a surprise for me, because I usually don~t like the found footage type of movie, but since I love sci-fi stuff and decided to give it a change and I love it, of course it's not a big budget movie and is really well made and the actors were really good. The visuals are surprisingly good for the movie size.
Worth a watch. Interesting SciFi story. Done very realistically by current standards and believable with current technology or that not so far off in the future. I didn't really like the POV filming like a reality show but I got used to it and it worked by the end. Shows you what could go wrong on a long voyage into space.
80 percent of this movie was entertaining until the end which became cheesy and a little lame but i did enjoy it. Kind of reminded me of sci fi movie " Sunshine" by director Danny Boyle. If you enjoyed " Sunshine" you'll also enjoy "Europa Report".
This movie had some surprisingly good graphics for a smaller studios movie. Would definitely recommend if you are into space movies and/or horror. There are a few jump scares, but the film is lacking in substance. Would definitely recommend if you are into science fiction.