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I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher



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Tensions flare in the near future aboard the International Space Station as a worldwide conflict breaks out on Earth. Reeling from this, the astronauts receive orders from the ground: take control of the station by any means necessary. Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, working with Nick Shafir’s Blacklist script, brings together a stellar cast that includes Academy Award winner Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbaek, John Gallagher Jr., Costa Ronin, and Masha Mashkova, in a high-stakes thriller set entirely in the confines of the I.S.S. as astronauts are called to duty in fateful and terrifying ways.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

That’s an intriguing premise for sure. It looks good.

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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

That looks tense. Great idea for a premise.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

Saw the trailer for this and all I could think was that this premise should have been done as an anime OAV in the 1980s or 90s, along the lines of "Armored Trooper Votoms."
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

Out this week. Reviews: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/iss
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

I just got back seeing it. It wasn’t great, but a serviceable space thriller. Had some tension and claustrophobic moments.

I’m not sure I really understood the pivotal moments in the final act:

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Did Christian just snap and go crazy? I wasn’t really sure why Kira and Alexey killed him. But, He was behaving odd.




B- It was about 90 minutes, which worked for this kind of movie. Only 6 people in the cast.

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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

It wasn't any great shakes, but I found it largely effective enough to mildly recommend it.

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I thought it clear from nearly the beginning that his character was wound a little tight, and he was the most panicky of the bunch after the bombs went off so his go over the edge didn't surprise me.

I did enjoy the swerve casting of Pilou Asbæk. There is a certain expectation with him, and he played the character a little off at the beginning so much so that it was a pleasant surprise when he ended up not being the "villain".

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I doubt if I'll see this but I had a question based on the trailer. If the wold is blown to smithereens why would any government care about the I.S.S.? Surely they have bigger problems. I find it hard to believe the war on earth will be decided in space.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

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I doubt if I'll see this but I had a question based on the trailer. If the wold is blown to smithereens why would any government care about the I.S.S.? Surely they have bigger problems. I find it hard to believe the war on earth will be decided in space.
I had the same reaction from the trailer and wrote this off. I know people are petty . . . but I would think the people on the ISS would realize there is no world to go back to, so why bother fighting amongst themselves -- they need to survive! Maybe there is a plot element I didn't get.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

There is a macguffin on the ISS that could be important to what is happening to society on Earth. As to why people would fight, it's the crux of the film. Some people want to follow orders; some people question the point of that.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

How did the movie effects look? Seemed like a low budget flick for one set in outer space.
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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

I don’t know of any indie science fictions to compare it against. But it looked fine to me for something that was mostly filmed on a 1 set in a sound stage. Nothing that looked glaringly cheap. Of course that’s a matter of personal opinion.

I did see on RT, the positive Verified audience reviews aren’t exactly glowing. So this is YMMV. As I said earlier it’s good, but not great.

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Re: I.S.S. (2024, D: Cowperthwaite) S: DeBose, Messina, Gallagher

I was kind of afraid it might end up closer to this :

Than to this :



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