Blog friend Arto recently mentioned a film he liked called Europa Report. Last night I checked it out.
Fortunately it was available on You Tube as one of their pay-per-view movies and being relatively older it was just £2.49 to rent.
Europa Report is a film about a future space mission which travels to Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, to check for signs of life.
I enjoyed the film a great deal. The acting was good, the space hardware very believable and the dialogue propelled the film along really well.
As with all space travel its dangerous out there and Europa is no different. Covered in ice sheets and blasted by radiation in the movie, the task to find signs of life requires the mission team to drill through the frozen crust.
As Arto said it's very reminiscent of the recent real discovery of an underground lake of water on Mars and the questions that such a find poses for both space missions and humanity overall.
Less grisly than contemporary movies like LIFE and PROMETHEUS Europa Report is an enjoyable and convincing trip to this distant moon.
Have you seen it?