The Space Between Us - December 21, 2016
In this interplanetary adventure, a space shuttle embarks on the first mission to colonize Mars, only to discover after takeoff that one of the astronauts is pregnant. Shortly after landing, she dies from complications while giving birth to the first human born on the red planet – never revealing who the father is. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Gardner Elliot – an inquisitive, highly intelligent boy who reaches the age of 16 having only met 14 people in his very unconventional upbringing.
While searching for clues about his father, and the home planet he’s never known, Gardner begins an online friendship with a street smart girl in Colorado named Tulsa. When he finally gets a chance to go to Earth, he’s eager to experience all of the wonders he could only read about on Mars – from the most simple to the extraordinary. But once his explorations begin, scientists discover that Gardner’s organs can’t withstand Earth’s atmosphere.
Eager to find his father, Gardner escapes the team of scientists and joins with Tulsa on a race against time to unravel the mysteries of how he came to be, and where he belongs in the universe.
Let's be honest. Read that blurb above and tell me you aren't super stoked to see this movie! Combine that with the fact that Gardner is played by Asa Butterfield (and his gorgeous eyes) and Tulsa is played by Britt Robertson (hello, amazing girl crush that I loved since I first you saw in The First Time!) and you've got me hooked because I've been obsessed with space movies ever since I saw Star Trek, The Martian and Gravity in recent years. I mean, I am so excited about this movie I can even forgive just how bad of a name Tulsa is.
I think this is approaching the space movie from a different direction. While martians have been done before, a child born on Mars by accident that can never really be reunited with his own species is a super interesting idea. Couple in a rebellious streak in him and a really nerdy and awesome sounding love story in curious teens and you've got a compelling story that's worth dropping money on because, while it has a recipe for success, such a recipe has not been approached in this manner before.
Give me this romantic science fiction adventure now! December, come so I can be graduated and see this movie, please and thank you.
Have you heard of this movie before? I haven't heard of it prior to seeing a trailer for it in theaters. Doesn't it look amazing?! Three cheers for something different.