PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Horror
Orbiting a planet on the brink of war, scientists test a device to solve an energy crisis, and end up face-to-face with a dark alternate reality.
Some viewers have theorized that the seven vertical stripes seen on the crew member's uniforms represent the seven continents of Earth. However, not all the uniforms have the seven stripes. Hamilton (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) and Tam (Ziyi Zhang) each only have five stripes on their uniforms. This means that the significance of the stripes, if there is any, remains uncertain.
Are you controlling it?
Mundy: 'Course I'm not controlling it. It's over there.
Schmidt: Are you sure?
Mundy: Yes, I'm sure because I'm giving you the finger right now.
In this film we see one character (Tam) speaking Chinese exclusively, including for critical information during an emergency. In a later scene where Tam and Schmidt speak in Chinese, Volkov cannot eavesdrop on them due to his inability to understand Chinese.
International space station crews typically speak English, with a Russian language requirement if they are flying Russian craft. It's extremely unlikely that crews would use English and Chinese in this fashion however. We are shown that at least one crew member cannot understand Chinese, so there is a high risk of miscommunication during critical operations.
When the movie premiered on Netflix, the Netflix logo appeared before the Bad Robot logo at the start of the film. When the movie was released on DVD and Blu-Ray by Paramount Pictures, the Netflix logo was replaced by the Paramount logo which still runs before the Bad Robot logo.
English, Mandarin, German