A contrast in time scales, the indifference of astronomical time scales to the fast procession of personal experiences. The Sure Thing showed up and blew this one wide open when it sank in that we had witnessed Méliès's fairy tales of space up to the dawn of manned spaceflight.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I loved the premise of this so much that I wish it hadn't stepped back from the terror of it during the final act. I think the physicist is on the nose saying that one wants to face the Shimmer, one wants to fight it, and she's looking for something else entirely. To make a film based around such a fantastic world requires the audience to seriously engage with the physicist or the psychologist's perspectives, and the film's most interesting…