Movies: Magellan

So I remember seeing this as a preview a few months ago. It’s gone from theater to Amazon in record time.

Overall not too bad a movie – the tech is pretty much believable but one thing bothered me. On one of the screens there was a metal bracket holding it down. Um, most screens built in the last ten years that aren’t part of a laptop have mounting holes on the back.

The premise is we start receiving radio signals and so a mission is on to find the sources. But the astronaut finds these spheres – they do interesting things. Like toward the end set the movie up for a sequel.

You see once he has all three transmitting stones – they combine and show another signal coming from the Oort Cloud. That’s the belt of dust, rocks etc. just outside the former planet Pluto. And so the AI that controls the ship named Ferdinand (Get it Ferdinand Magellan)

The real Ferdinand Magellan lived back in the 15th century – and he did the first circumnavigation of the globe.

Pretty decent movie – I’d give it 3.5 out of 5.

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