In the year 2057 a spacecraft sets off from Earth with a mission to revive the dying sun. Things get complicated when the crew picks up a distress signal from a previous ship, assumed to be lost in space.
Big question: Can “Trainspotting” director Danny Boyle’s venture in to sci-fi live up to his successful attempts at horror (“28 Days Later”) and family-friendly (“Millions”) films?
Skip it: A misguided diversion into standard sci-fi horror mars the film’s second half and will leave some viewers disappointed, but the trippy climax restores the artistic balance.
Bottom line: This must for sci-fi fans gives the genre a good name.
Bonus: Here’s a fun fact shared by one of the film’s scientists: 80% of all dust is human skin. Yes, it’s really time to get out the vacuum cleaner.