Wednesday, June 21, 2017

#JustaQuickiePlease: The Space Between Us Review

               Another example of the continued Hollyweird focus on YA dribble and churning out yet another predictable, stale, and disingenuous tale of adolescent love and loss.  A kid born and then orphaned on Mars somehow is able to communicate, in real time, with a teenage outcast on Earth and then finds some ridiculously implausible way to travel to his homeworld to go on a sappy and silly journey of self-discovery.

              Asa Butterfield, most notably of Ender's Game, delivers his typical range of robotic naivety and nothing more while Britt Robertson provides us an unoriginal take on the bad girl with a heart of tarnished gold.  Throw in Gary Oldman with a Sprint-worthy "phone in" performance and  Carla Gugino traipsing through the movie without purpose or prowess and you have a truly snooze-worthy ensemble.   It's like they found a bunch of leftover effects and sets from the Martian and said, "what the hell," let's save some dough and make a chick flick for 12-year-olds.

            1 out of 5 Kernels; my daughter forced me to at least score it a one and seeing how she is 11 and the target audience for this farce, I figured I'd give them the Mulligan.

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