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The Beyond (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: The Beyond
Year: 2017
Genre: Sci-fi
Directed By: Hasraf Dulull
Starring: David Bailie, Jane Perry, Brian Deacon
About: Set in 2019, The Beyond chronicles the groundbreaking mission which sent astronauts - modified with advanced robotics, through a newly discovered worm hole known as the Void. When the mission returns unexpectedly, the space agency races to discover what the astronauts encountered on their first of its kind interstellar space journey.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQE7NGkJZHs

My Review:
Letting my mum choose the movie for tonight she chose the film The Beyond which made me go into the film blind knowing nothing more than it was a sci-fi movie. I am glad I did go into this blind however as I am not sure I would have seen it otherwise.

The Beyond is about a black hole which appears just outside of Earth and how astronauts are going to try and find out what is on the other side and what would happen if this did happen in the next year.

I thought that this film had a little too much interviews throughout and not enough of the action or showing what was really happening making this feel more like a documentary rather than a sci-fi movie. I think that if there was more shown I would have enjoyed this movie a lot more than I did however it was a decent watch. Finally, I personally didn't like how they split up the scenes with the space logo and and the same tune throughout this did rather annoy me after a while.

I did enjoy however, that it showed what would happen and how they tried to tackle things not going as planned and how they would try to find a way to send someone through a wormhole while only having a year before doing so. With also having the alien as they did and how it protected the planet showing that Earth will always choose fight if it comes to aliens coming to the planet even if they are trying to protect it was rather realistic. I also liked that it showed a lot of the technical side of what they were doing and different perspectives as to why certain things needed to be done.

Overall, I did think that this was a decent watch however seemed more like a documentary than anything else and did let me down in that respect. I would recommend this film to those who like more documentary styled films and more the logic behind why things are done instead of action. I do not know if I would see this again personally.

My Rating: 3/5 

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