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Midnight Sky - Netflix - George Clooney

  • 27-10-2020 12:05pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    Drops December 23th
    This post-apocalyptic tale follows Augustine (George Clooney), a lonely scientist in the Arctic, as he races to stop Sully (Felicity Jones) and her fellow astronauts from returning home to Earth, where a mysterious global catastrophe has taken place. Clooney directs the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton’s acclaimed novel Good Morning



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  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,537 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades


    Looks good. Hopefully not too much navel-gazing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,721 ✭✭✭✭ bnt


    There’s a summary of the book story, with some mild spoilers, here. It doesn’t describe the ending, so that’s something to look forward to.

    PS There’s a longer trailer on Netflix.

    Parvi enim sunt foris arma, nisi est consilium domi.



  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    Written and directed by George Clooney; adapted from a novel "Good Morning, Midnight" (a much better title but that's Hollywood for you)



  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 27,060 Mod ✭✭✭✭ pixelburp


    I've not read the book upon which this is based, and I may have simply watched too many movies ... but as soon as I finished this trailer, I thought to myself, "the kid's a ghost or hallucination, and Clooney's playing Felicity Jones' dad, right?"

    Looks good though, feels like a while since we last saw Clooney in something; 'cos feels like he has aged a good bit since then


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  • Registered Users Posts: 55,428 ✭✭✭✭ Agent Coulson


    pixelburp wrote: »
    I've not read the book upon which this is based, and I may have simply watched too many movies ... but as soon as I finished this trailer, I thought to myself, "the kid's a ghost or hallucination, and Clooney's playing Felicity Jones' dad, right?"

    Looks good though, feels like a while since we last saw Clooney in something; 'cos feels like he has aged a good bit since then

    He is nearly 60 Catch 22 last year was when he was last on screen his last on screen movie role was 2016.

    This may also played in a part at him having aged and looking his age.

    George Clooney was rushed to hospital after dramatic weight loss
    George Clooney has revealed he was taken to hospital with excruciating stomach pains after losing almost two stone for his latest film.

    The Hollywood actor both directs and stars in Netflix sci-fi movie The Midnight Sky, playing a lone scientist trying to warn a returning spaceship of catastrophe on Earth.

    To prepare for the role of a post-apocalyptic survivor, Clooney, 59, embarked on a weight loss drive but was diagnosed with pancreatitis and suspects his diet may have played a part.


    https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/people/arid-40187952.html


  • Registered Users Posts: 197 ✭✭ Mr Meanor


    I read the book a while back, quite enjoyed it I can see what attracted Clooney to the production and role.
    Look forward to seeing it as film editing will probably remove a lot of the filler, not that it was bad from the book.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,550 ✭✭✭ ShineOn7


    I don't seem to see a thread on it yet

    Anyone seen it yet? Any good?

    Reviews are mixed so far


  • Registered Users Posts: 677 ✭✭✭ DVD-Lots


    Watched it this morning, wish I hadn't. Slow, boring, predictable, annoying mush. Looks nice though. 2/10.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,016 ✭✭✭ QikBax


    So dull.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,492 ✭✭✭ De Bhál


    Just watched it. Woeful

    I started fast forwarding through sections as everything was so slow.

    Life's too short for movies like this.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,887 ✭✭✭ emo72


    All fierce negative about this in here. Any other reviews of this available out there?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,532 ✭✭✭ Leftwaffe


    Watched it last night. Was ok for about 15-20 minutes then it lost me. Extremely boring near the end. Just crap tbh.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,789 ✭✭✭ Shelga


    I’m just finished watching it. Can totally see why people would think it’s slow and boring, but the melancholy tone and story worked for me. Plus it looks amazing, good film to watch on my new HD tv.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,887 ✭✭✭ emo72


    Watched it. Hated it. How movies like this turn out so bad is beyond me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,320 ✭✭✭ Masala


    Brutal..whole frames of nothing. Who wants to watch someone walk down corridors etc..... felt like they just wanted to drag the movie out as it has limited plot and dialogue etc and so just showed scenes of ****e to kill time


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,978 ✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    Enjoyed it. Well acted, plenty of intrigue, visually impressive. A solid 7 for me.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 16,509 CMod ✭✭✭✭ faceman


    Brutal pile of manure. Got half way and had to switch it off

    I’m assuming
    the girl was imaginary and he dies in the end? Possibly the people in space have some link to him that’s revealed too for a big emotional ending before he kicks it?

    I give it crap / 5


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,695 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    I enjoyed the book, it is rather slow but it drew me in emotionally, even with it being slightly obvious where it was going

    The film....was just...poor...the two leads did not fit imo.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,023 ✭✭✭ Gruffalux


    Desperate. Me and one of the kids have dissected it. Spoilers alert. These are just a few of our gripes.

    Implication of incest for repopulating new world. It is the only possibility, and makes for an uncomfortable prospect.
    Jupiters moons can be seen with basically a toy telescope and yet...
    Way too much retching time with George.
    So full of reaching tropes trying to have some kind of metaphysical significance. Adam and Eve.
    On the way back the couple are going to have to take turns to sleep as how else are they going to be stupidly touch screening the display otherwise.
    The only message that makes it through from earth is the wifes goodbye. Come on.
    So much contrived uncertainty. She isnt pregnant. She has a child. Is it his. Beards growing means time passes.
    After apocalypse shreddies and milk.

    Etc.

    Desperate. Brilliant screenwriters everywhere weep and gnash your teeth.


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  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Regional East Moderators Posts: 17,318 Mod ✭✭✭✭ The Black Oil


    Alas, Midnight Sky is quite ordinary. I'm down for some contemplative sci-fi where it works. This however has action and bits of jeopardy that are so obvious that it's hard to care and it also has little to say about its minor characters. I'm not going to knock as much as others, but a damp squib came to mind.


  • Registered Users Posts: 951 ✭✭✭ Peppa Cig


    Don’t waste your time watching this movie.

    So many holes in the story it is as if the script was written over breakfast.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,036 ✭✭✭ Banana Republic 1


    ShineOn7 wrote: »
    I don't seem to see a thread on it yet

    Anyone seen it yet? Any good?

    Reviews are mixed so far

    Don’t bother it’s poor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,524 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75


    kinda agree with everything said here, not great. 1st hour was good then it went to pants.

    Another Netflix movie.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    Utterly pointless movie. How does stuff like this get made.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,797 ✭✭✭ Addle


    I thought it ended optimistically.


  • Registered Users Posts: 626 ✭✭✭ Wedwood


    I always worry when you see the star has produced/directed the movie themselves, usually turns out to be a bloated vanity project. This had the makings of a good sci fi movie, but tried to do everything (action/drama/mystery/disaster) and didn’t accomplish any of them.

    That said, the special effects were good, would have been much better to keep it as a simple race against the clock actioner.


  • Registered Users Posts: 710 ✭✭✭ fatbhoy


    I loved this film.


  • Registered Users Posts: 26,695 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk


    Wedwood wrote: »
    I always worry when you see the star has produced/directed the movie themselves, usually turns out to be a bloated vanity project. This had the makings of a good sci fi movie, but tried to do everything (action/drama/mystery/disaster) and didn’t accomplish any of them.

    That said, the special effects were good, would have been much better to keep it as a simple race against the clock actioner.
    I don't disagree with what you are saying, but the book it is based on straddles quite a few of those genres.
    The film didn't work at all for me either, the book I really enjoyed, if hooked me in emotionally, the film didn't.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,080 ✭✭✭✭ Charlie19


    I thought it was ok.

    Not quite Star trek or Star Wars but not bad overall.


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