Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
The Midnight Sky, directed by George Clooney and adapted from a book by Lily Brooks-Dalton, is a gorgeously shot well acted but ultimately predictable and a bit boring. The cast do a good job with the material they have (although none stand out) but the split narrative of the film just doesn’t work – with the space set scenes for sure being far more interesting than Clooney trip on ice. Also whilst the source material only dates from 2016, the themes, ideas and concepts have been seen a million times before in better books and screen adaptations. So terrible? No but hardly essential viewing.
Best Bit: Meteors
Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream
If You Liked this Try: Interstellar, The Martian, Gravity