22 September 2013 | roblawca
Really Quite Terrible
No spoiler. No hyperbole. Just a really poorly acted and poorly written work. In fairness, the lack of any reasonable budget is palpable throughout, with underwhelming sets and obvious inability to spend even modest money on scientific fact-checking.
Any positive reviews are clearly either family or Canadian members of the industry because there is simply nothing redeeming about this.
Acting - like a CBC drama series - wooden, two dimensional and forced throughout.
Writing - hackneyed and confused. The conflict between the two male leads is based on a simplistic less-than-made-for-TV concept, which only gets worse as their conflict continues.
As stated, the set design is cheap and the shuttle looks like something from Lost-in-Space - I kept waiting for someone to exclaim "Danger Will Robinson" (which, actually would have added an element of camp humour to an exceedingly dull and vapid film).
So - terrible in every sense. Nothing - and I mean nothing - to redeem it.