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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
Love is about an astronaut, Lee Miller, who is relegated to a completely solitary existence aboard the International Space Station. After he's abandoned and completely cut off from the world and humanity, he quite understandably loses his grip on reality and is crippled by loneliness. When he finds an old civil war journal hidden in the station, things get… interesting. That's all I'll say to avoid spoilers.
I have a love-hate relationship with microbudget films. In the case of Love, I actually kinda dug the creative, lo-fi visuals. A lot of thought went into set and costume design, as well as creating a visual difference between the scenes that take place in the present and the past. Where the 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.
6.1/10 (William Eubank, 2011) [United States]
didn't understand it
Good soundtrack and some touching monologues, but I was pretty underwhelmed over all. It has a nice portrayal of the astronaut's descent into insanity, but the movie would do good to slow down once in a while and take a break from all the noise. "Love" initially makes me want to re-watch it, but to be honest I'd just rather re-watch Moon (2009) or 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968).
This felt more like an exercise in pretension then a well thought out film. Nice effects has saved this from a half star rating from me.
Love...and unexpected chore...
i want to die
This is so fucking weird. Great though.
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