Netflix’s “The Titan” in 100 Words (or Less)

Stars Sam Worthington and Taylor Schilling shown on background of stars.

The Titan‘s core is an interesting concept: genetically modifying people to survive life on Jupiter’s moon, Titan.

Make-up effects on the experiment participants is great.

But the movie fails. It tries to be a mystery thriller, but the trailer and description solved the mystery: the experiment works! Full horror, would have been better.

Too many pieces of the plot rely on convenience of events happening a certain way, in order to force a scene it was obvious they wanted (not needed).

The well-known stars did a disservice to their careers.

Would not watch again, once was enough. Thumbs down.

Lost in Space in 100 words (or less)

A Review of Netflix’s Lost in Space in 100 words or less, including these.

  • Beautiful scenes and sets that keep you visually immersed in the future on an alien planet.
  • Solid cast with young actors that deliver (except Judy is too soft-spoken to feel authoritative). Posey’s Dr. Smith creates an uneasy ambiance.
  • A musical score that’s occasionally too on-the-nose.
  • Survival problems, including alien predators, that must be solved with brains, not wanton gun fire. Cast doesn’t automatically know what others know.
  • Great episodic situations with strong central build up to a satisfying end.

I would watch it again, thumbs up.

Highlights from 2018 – 1st Quarter

Stats

Top Everything:

The top question, answer, and views all goes to Why does the Death Star have a trash compactor? asked by sttenbergh and answered by Yakk. In the time frame, it had a score of 179, answer accepted answer score of 293, and 31357 views.


profile for g-rocket at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts


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Most Controversial:

With a split of 73 up-votes and 72 down-votes, the most controversial question was What is “DON’T PANIC” a reference to on the dashboard of Elon Musk’s car? asked by Jesse and answered by Rand al’Thor.


profile for g-rocket at Science Fiction & Fantasy Stack Exchange, Q&A for science fiction and fantasy enthusiasts


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Bounties Awarded:

There were 24 bounties awarded for a total of 3000 Rep.

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Jack’s Bad Movies: Captain America (1990)

IMDB’s description:

Frozen in the ice for decades, Captain America is freed to battle against arch-criminal, The Red Skull.

The movie opens in 1936 in Italy. We are watching a private piano recital which no one is enjoying. Then some soldiers (Nazis?) bust in and take the boy playing the piano, they want him for his superior intelligence (their words, not mine). Then they force the boy to watch as they kill his parents right in front of him. I’m sure he is going to want to help them now.

Now we are in a place called Fortress Lorenzo, and Nazis are watching videos of a rat. Then we see the rat has been turned into a terrible red skull lizard. A lady doctor comes in (I don’t mean an OBGYN) and they are going to use their red skull process on this gifted boy of whom they just killed his parents. The lady doctor is against this. She escapes.

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