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The Space Between Us (film review)

Film: The Space Between Us
Year: 2017
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Directed By: Peter Chelsom
Starring: Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Carla Gugino
About: The first human born on Mars travels to Earth for the first time, experiencing the wonders of the planet through fresh eyes. He embarks on an adventure with a street smart girl to discover how he came to be.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x73-573aWfs

My Review:
Having one of my favourite actors Gary Oldman in this made me need to see it and so I couldn't resist. Also having heard a lot about this movie but surprisinly never having seen it before I couldn't resist watching it any longer.

The Space Between Us is about a boy called Gardner who is born in Mars and speaks to a girl from Earth so decides to go and meet her. While doing this he starts to look for his father who he has never met and has never spoke to before with the help of the girl Kendra, which leads to finding out more about Earth and what he was never able to experience. But with his body denying the Earth's atmosphere will he be able to survive on Earth or will it be too late?

I thought that this film was a really cute romance film and it being about a boy from Mars who comes to Earth for a girl was different that most other romance movies and added a little bit of sci-fi to the mix. Also rather it being that he meets a girl and tries to win her heart they love each other from the beginning of the movie and are trying to find Gardner's father with only a photo to go on. As they discover the world and see how Gardner's body is starting to fail him the person watching does get rather interesting to watch and makes them wish even more that Gardner would be able to meet his father before his time runs out. I did also enjoy that this movie showed how the people looking for Gardner was doing it and showing just how much they did care for him and also it showed that even though Gardner was born and raised on Mars he still just wanted to feel included and have a family that he just was not able to have. The acting and the directing was really well done however and did make this a really enjoyable film to watch.

I do feel that the film didn't have enough sci-fi in the movie since Gardner was born on Mars and left a lot of questions about his time there and how this effected him, also I wish that it showed more of. I also think that some of the scientific stuff was a bit bland when they did involve it as much as they should have since Gardner came to Earth almost straight away when the audience sees his character.

Overall, I think that this is a good romance movie which would be great for teenagers to see but if you are looking for a sci-fi movie then this would not be for you. This movie would also be good for people who are looking for an adventure film as that is frequent throughout the movie and does make this a great watch. I would definitely watch this movie again.

My Rating: 4/5 

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