Friday, September 13, 2013
Europa Report Spoiler-Free Review
Is it good?
It's pretty neat.
Is it technically good?
It uses a documentary-style approach (not just found footage, it includes testimonials and bumps) to get the most out of a small budget, but sacrifices investment in the characters by putting them at arm's length.
The acting is decent, with Sharlto Copley a standout.
The documentary format is applied to narrative at editing in a way that's more an interesting exercise than "good."
What does it promise - and does it deliver?
Realistic space exploration and scares - it doesn't quite deliver on either, but it tries hard and has good intentions.
If you liked these, you'll like this: Apollo 18, Lunopolis, Apollo 13.