I have to signal boost this film because holy shit it's one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. My friends and I watched this on a whim thinking it was gonna be trash, but it turned into one of the most self aware, hilarious movies I've seen in a very long time. Please, if you're a fan of dark comedy, give this a chance. This is probably one of my favorite comedies period, right next to Black Dynamite.
I'm actually surprised Alfonso Cuaron directed this, considering his track record. Other than the portrayal of space, this film is kinda dogass. I'm not a fan of Sandra Bullock at all, and the writing is so cheesy it would make Interstellar blush.
Like, writing this review now, I can't remember anything about this movie other than the ISS blowing up, and Sandra Bullock lies in the fetal position for a long time cause symbolism.
I was stunned by how well made this was. Bong Jun Ho truly understands the language of film and cinematography. I loved the use of foreshadowing and juxtaposition as well. Everything just keeps building and building until the incredible climax at the end. The acting is great, the characters are very likeable, and the cinematography and directing are top notch. Definitely Bong Jun Ho's definitive work thus far.
Another Bong hit.