Quick Review: If you haven't seen this yet... don't. Unless you're having trouble sleeping. Special FX are cool but it should have been condensed to a 1 hour program... 15 minutes make sense.... 1.5 hours of waiting for something to happen that makes any sense at all... then 15 minutes of closing action. That and I think most of the actors must have been in Bill Shatner's Over-acting class. ;-) All-in-all... I guess you could say I liked it slightly better the third Lord (Bored) of the Rings movie.
A unique documentary-style science fiction thriller, EUROPA REPORT follows a contemporary mission to Jupiter’s moon Europa to investigate the possible existence of alien life within our solar system. When unmanned probes suggest that a hidden ocean could exist underneath Europa’s icy surface and may contain single-celled life, Europa Ventures, a privately funded space exploration company, sends six of the best astronauts from around the world to confirm the data and explore the revolutionary discoveries that may lie in the Europan ocean.
After a near-catastrophic technical failure that leads to loss of communication with Earth and the tragic death of a crewmember, the surviving astronauts must overcome the psychological and physical toll of deep space travel, and survive a discovery on Europa more profound than they had ever imagined.
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What would it be like if mankind were to venture to another planet and discover life? Where would we have to go, and how would we get there? What would alien life look like? How would we witness such a discovery back on earth, and how would it affect mankind?
With the advent of private space travel (SpaceX, Virgin Galactic) and emerging space programs in China, India and Europe, we are now at a transformational moment in manned space exploration. The close of NASA’s Space Shuttle program in 2011 did not signify an end to humanity’s ambition to explore the cosmos, but rather the dawn of a new era for that ambition. In just a few short years, private industry - some of our most accomplished men and women - have stood in defiance of the staggering challenges that characterize space travel, and have willed themselves off the Earth’s surface. The efforts of these folks have touched humanity’s common desire to understand our universe, and in so doing, better understand ourselves. This new era of space exploration is a global movement, a human movement, inspiring millions. One can only dream of the wonders it will usher in.
Humanity is now exploring deeper into our solar system than ever before. With each mission, we find stronger evidence that life could exist right in our own celestial backyard. There is no environment that scientists believe has a higher probability of sustaining life than the oceans of Jupiter’s moon, Europa.
On November 16th, 2011 scientists discovered tantalizing new evidence of liquid water lakes just beneath Europa’s icy surface, a landmark discovery that hints at what would be the most promising environment for life to thrive in our solar system. But we cannot know for certain what lies beneath the surface of Europa until we summon the will and ingenuity to travel there and explore beneath the ice.
EUROPA REPORT is a film about humanity’s irrepressible spirit of exploration. It gives audiences who today are watching private space travel push the boundaries of what is possible - a glimpse of the future. One just over the horizon, in which a group of six men and women look into the void and, despite the sacrifice it calls for, despite the unknown perils, endeavor to know it, and to understand it.