The Midnight Sky

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"There's a universe between all of us."
  • PG-13
  • 2020
  • 1 hr 58 min
  • 5.7  (88,652)
  • 58

The Midnight Sky is a 2020 science fiction film directed by and starring George Clooney, and also featuring Felicity Jones and David Oyelowo in leading roles. The film is based on the 2016 novel Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton and tells a story about a post-apocalyptic world and an astronomer who tries to warn a spaceship crew about the cataclysmic event that has occurred on Earth.

The movie is set in the year 2049, when a catastrophic event has made the Earth uninhabitable. Augustine Lofthouse (George Clooney), a scientist and astronomer who has terminal illness, is working alone in a research center in the Arctic. He is the only person left at the facility after everyone else has evacuated to a safer location. Augustine has been living in isolation for years and his only companions are a mysterious little girl named Iris (Caoilinn Springall) and a dog.

One day, Augustine discovers that a spacecraft called Aether is on its way back to Earth after a deep space exploration mission. The crew, led by Commander Adewole (David Oyelowo), is unaware of the global catastrophe and the current condition of the planet. Augustine realizes that he has to reach an antenna in another location to warn them not to return to Earth.

Meanwhile, the crew on the Aether includes Sully (Felicity Jones), an astronaut who is pregnant and longs to see her family again, and three other members: Sanchez (Demián Bichir), Maya (Tiffany Boone), and Mitchell (Kyle Chandler). They are eager to come back to Earth after discovering a habitable moon of Jupiter. However, as they get closer to Earth, they realize that they have lost communication with the planet and the situation is not what they expected.

The Midnight Sky is a visually stunning film, set in the vast landscapes of the Arctic and deep space. The cinematography captures the beauty and isolation of the Arctic landscape, while the scenes from the Aether spacecraft give an impression of a sleek and futuristic spacecraft. The story itself is powerful, and it raises important ethical and philosophical questions about humanity's place in the universe, our responsibility for the planet, and how we prioritize survival and sacrifice.

The movie also explores the themes of isolation and the human condition. Augustine, who is terminally ill and has had issues with alcoholism in his past, is a man who has to come to terms with his own mortality, loneliness, and regrets. His relationship with the young girl Iris, who is left behind at the research center, is touching and poignant.

Felicity Jones gives a strong and emotionally charged performance as Sully, who struggles with both physical and emotional obstacles as she tries to survive and complete the mission. David Oyelowo is convincing as the leader of the Aether crew, who has to make tough decisions and deal with the unexpected challenges of their mission.

The film's score, composed by Alexandre Desplat, creates an atmospheric and haunting soundscape that enhances the mood and tension of the film.

In summary, The Midnight Sky is a deeply moving and thought-provoking sci-fi drama that shines a light on the condition of humanity and the fate of our planet. The film is a must-see for fans of the genre and a testament to George Clooney's talent as a filmmaker.

The Midnight Sky is a 2020 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 58 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.7 and a MetaScore of 58.

The Midnight Sky
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