The Midnight Sky

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine, a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully and her fellow astronauts from returning home to a mysterious global catastrophe.

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The two very loosely connected stories – one set in a remote Arctic outpost, the other in a space-station returning to earth – are about personal survival as well as the survival of future generations.

These very different situations never really form a balanced film. There are some editing problems, sometimes leaving one side of the story for too long.

There are some moments that require disbelief and the film introduces a lot of ideas, but leaves a lot of them unanswered. I don’t really see these as major problems; the latter would require a lot of pointless exposition or better suit a mini-series.

This is a slow-paced and meandering film, with beautiful cinematography and set design. By far the high point is the space drama, but the Arctic storyline does pay off in the end. Overall I quite enjoyed it.