Have you ever felt alone?...What if you truly were?
After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the International Space Station. As time passes and life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to maintain his sanity - and simply stay alive. His world is a claustrophobic and lonely existence, until he makes a strange discovery aboard the ship.
Love is an ambitious and ambiguous slice of lo-fi sci-fi. Referencing everything from 2001 to Carl Sagan it is a film interested in BIG ideas but not necessarily equipped with the skills to explore and express them fully. It is a film that attempts to capture our insignificance within the universe but the extraordinary importance of the connections we make with those around us.
Astronaut Lee Miller, after losing all contact with Earth, is left to orbit our planet aboard the ISS. With no contact, Miller struggles to remain sane until he discovers a civil war diary aboard the ship. Is the diary imagined or real? Does it matter either way? Not particularly as the film’s ambiguity and non-linear structure…
Ambitious and reaching (it's titled "Love" for goodness' sakes) science fiction that drifts and wanders but delivers impressive visuals and a thought-provoking story. Numerous dialogue free passages feel like mini-music videos, but the rather generic soundtrack doesn't deliver a necessary strong motif or memorable theme to provide enough momentum or cohesion.
Quite a few directors have come from the world of music videos, often times when making the jump to feature films a director will bring over some of the stylings from their video days, though it's probably rarely intentional. The same cannot be said of Love, a film which is essentially the world's longest, most boring music video ever. The passion project of rock band Angels & Airwaves, Love tells the story of Captain Lee Miller, a lone astronaut taking care of the International Space Station, everything is all well and good, until his communication with Earth vanishes one day, leaving him truly and completely alone.
Except he's not alone, he has the ghosts of countless better sci-fi films to keep…
i want to die
It's not often that a film is criticized for being too ambitious, but that's what I'm going to propose here - Love tries to do too much. A film that's ostensibly about an astronaut that loses contact with mission control and faces pure isolation among the stars attempts to become something a lot grander in the final act. When the focus was on Captain Lee Miller's complete disconnect from the entire earth and his attempt to deal with the realization that he's probably more physically alone than any human in history, the film was in it's stride. It allowed director William Eubank to utilize cramped close-ups and a claustrophobic style that hid the fact that this is a low-budget film,…
Remember 2001? Remember that guy from Blink-182? Remember the cinematographer for Knowing? Well, what if I told you these three disparate entities combined into ONE 80 MINUTE MOVIE?!
They have, and this is it. Like the music and band by which it is commissioned, it's pretentious far beyond it's reach, sickeningly syrupy, and trying really hard to be something that came before (in the Music's case, it's U2, and here it's 2001).
But Love can't help but win me over with it's earnestness. By the point where when they just give up pretending and straight up do the last 10 minutes of 2001, I'm fully onboard with it's sheer lack of cynicism, and I'm just happy it exists.
Love...and unexpected chore...
i want to die
This is so fucking weird. Great though.
ENTRE NO ROBO SHINJI
Het perfecte equilibrium zoeken tussen mijn exponentiëel groeiende Fallout 4 verslaving en mijn filmverslaving, blijkt moeilijker dan gedacht. Het lukt mij niet meer om elke dag eentje te zien, laat staan de gebruikelijke twee. Vandaag hou ik het dus enkel bij de 80 minuten durende "Love".
William Eubank's "The Signal" van vorig jaar, was een aangename verrassing. De manier hoe hij zijn enigmatische atmosfeer wist te koppelen aan de prachtige visuals was op z'n minst bewonderenswaardig, vandaar dat zijn vorige film kijken geen slecht idee leek. "Love" haalt zeker en vast niet hetzelfde niveau. De opening was zeer sterk, maar vanaf dat we op het ruimteschip zaten zakte het als een pudding in elkaar en was hij mij snel kwijt.…
Different can be good. With some beautiful effects in between.
Decent indy science fiction film.
Yeah it kinda references classic science fiction mostly Kubrick's 2001, but it kinda tells a coherent story. Like the civil war scenes though those were stunning.
But it will irk some people because of the scientific inaccuracies. Like the whole "everything is solid and people don't float around in a big space station." Seriously?
It is pretty to look at though.
Love is the directorial debut of William Eubank (who went on to direct The Signal) produced solely by Angels and Airwaves (which is the only reason I was interested if I'm being completely honest. It's a highly ambitious sci-fi film that misses it's mark, but damnit it was still worth a watch.
- cinematography is incredible
- the score is great
- the premise is pretty cool
- all visuals really
- we didn't need the Civil War book subplot at all, it added nothing except some fantastic war cinematography
- the actor was pretty bad at times
- this could have been condensed into a short and been twice as good
- dragged multiple times and felt completely disjointed
So what do I watch next? This is to take the place of the sadly too brief Netflix Random Button…
All science fiction movie's I've seen. I will keep adding movies. I've excluded cross-genre movies that weigh heavily on the…