Stanley Kubrick would likely appreciate George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky for its representation of the vastness of space, the deafening silence of loneliness and the raw instinct to survive when there is no one else to turn to.
I enjoyed Midnight Sky’s intensity even though there are jarring transitions that leave you piecing the story together as if you had left the room and suddenly the plot turned upside down in your absence. The acting is as solid as you could hope for, rather expect.
Worth noting, I appreciate the backdrop of the Aether spacecraft and its organic feel, as if the entire structure was 3D printed in zero gravity to create the most stable structure required to find and explore humanity’s next potential home.
I’m intentionally not giving any of the plot because its worth piecing together. The Midnight Sky is a “should see”, and I’m giving it an 7.5 out of 10 moments where silence conveys far more than dialog could.