****Europa Report - Sebastián Cordero Though Europa Report is another entry in the found footage genre, there is something slightly different about its use here. The footage -- the film is told through a series of onboard monitors that catch everything -- isn't used a gimmick to mindfuck you, as it is in most films of the genre. Here, it's a legitimate story telling tool, employed to tell the story of the first manned space expedition to Europa after something goes horribly wrong. Europa is the moon of Jupiter that is though to be the best chance for life outside of Earth because of its subsurface liquid water, and it's exactly that chance of life that these explorers hope (and somewhat idly fear) they will find once they land on the moon's icy surface -- that is, if they can get there. Europa Report is not the hard science fiction that screenwriter Philip Gelatt wanted to make (you really have to turn your science brain off if you know anything about Europa) but it's always been the soft science of movie logic that allows the suspense to really take shape and grip us with a sincere and exciting "what if...?" (Available on various VOD platforms) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbw9hlBnG74
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