Creativity- 9/10 (this can included originality, shock value, plot twist and devices
What can I say about this film? I can’t say I enjoyed this film but maybe for all the wrong reasons. I found the concept somewhat ridiculous. The film starts with the ma character (Adam) setting out the universe this film takes part in. The world in which we find ourselves is a two-planet world. This phenomena includes the fact that this world has “dual gravity”. This dual gravity allows the two planets to orbit each other in what would otherwise be impossibly close proximity. There are three immutable laws of gravity for this two-planet system:
- All matter is pulled by the gravity of the world that it comes from, and not the other.
- An object’s weight can be offset using matter from the opposite world (inverse matter).
- After a few hours of contact, matter in contact with inverse matter burns.
Yeah…. I can’t say that this doesn’t bother my inner physicist. I just cannot suspend my disbelief especially as there is no point in between the two planets where the two fields negate each other. This wasn’t a problem for my girlfriend and I feel it fair to note that she loved this film; I fear mostly because of the sickeningly romantic storyline which really sapped a large chunk of what enjoyment I could have taken from this film.
You may be wondering why I have given this film such a high creativity score. Well all I can say the defence of this film is that it is truly visually stunning! I mean it is almost worth watching just for the cinematography… almost. Also how could I not say that a film that rewrites the laws of physics is creative and original! I do admit that my severe dislike of romance films has meant that I was missing some terribly heart warming story; so if that is your kind of thing really give this a shot. Like I said Rachael loved it. The soundtrack was a little too epic for the film however there is a really nice piece when they dance (you will know it when you see/ hear it).
I leave you with the trailer: