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So, I ended up watching this movie yesterday and it was a very suspenseful movie. I really enjoyed it, and I'm guessing it was a pretty good representation of space travel.

The only complaint that I had was the ending. The movie would've been so much better if they never would've shown the creature at the end. Not knowing what it looked like would've left the ending up to the viewers imagination.

Anyone else think that?

I'd give it a 7/10 overall.







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I can understand not wanting to see the monster and I usually prefer for movie makers to leave more up to the viewers imagination

But in this case I like that they showed it at the end. It would have made all the sacrifices and deaths of the crew seem very hollow and trivial without confirmed proof of extraterrestrials.

Without the final shot it would still be debatable what caused all the troubles the crew experienced. And with the entire crew killed on the mission it would be decades before a similar mission was even discussed without the proof that there is indeed life on Europa.






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Without the final shot it would still be debatable what caused all the troubles the crew experienced. And with the entire crew killed on the mission it would be decades before a similar mission was even discussed without the proof that there is indeed life on Europa.
Well, having found the single cell organisms. They already answered that there was life, besides that, ending the movie with the mystery of whether they went crazy or they actually were killed by an alien creature would've made it better, IMO.






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Forgot about the single cell organism they found.

But I still feel like visual proof of the creature validated their mission and deaths.






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Never been a big fan of the "what just happened" movie. So I'm glad they resolved the mystery and revealed it was an alien and not space dementia or some other malady that caused the deaths.

As for actually seeing the alien creature, I like that they showed it without revealing anything about its intelligence or its nature or if it was the only type of life on the moon.

It ended with a mystery.






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So this last night as well. Enjoyed it





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As for actually seeing the alien creature, I like that they showed it without revealing anything about its intelligence or its nature or if it was the only type of life on the moon.
The thing for me though is that by the end of the movie, after the reveal of the creature, it projects the idea that the lives lost isn't as big of a deal because "hey! We discovered new life!"

It removes the distress and sadness that I expected to feel at the loss of the crew. If there wouldn't have been a reveal, you are left conflicted as to whether the mission was worth it.

Just my opinion.

The other route they should've gone, IMO, is to not fully show the creature. Kinda like how they never should've shown the monster in Jeepers Creepers. Just show hazy images or it in the shadows. In movies like that where the monster is surrounded by mystery, I think it cheapens them by revealing them.



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Dude, Jeepers Creepers is damn near perfect





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The other route they should've gone, IMO, is to not fully show the creature.

I agree that seeing the creature, once it was established it existed, was not essential.






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I was disappointed - 4/10. That may be skewed based on my expectation level. It was a letdown for me because I tend to have really high expectations for science fiction-space travel movies, and I've had a fascination with Europa for years.

These types of movies could be so much more imaginative than they usually are. Just get a bunch of theoretical physicists and astronomers, put them in a room with the writers, and let them brainstorm. That seems like it would be relatively inexpensive from a budget standpoint, and would be the best way to improve the ideas in the movie. Maybe they did do that, I don't know, but I thought it could've been better.

I agree about the ending. I felt like it was anticlimactic.






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I found the ending disturbing. Not while watching it, but the next day. I was bored at work and started thinking. The last astronaut standing blows the hatch. Cold arse Europan water filling the spaceship, dying so far from Earth. Then a creepy glowing space squid... frick that shite.





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If it was a different kind of movie then I would agree with you. But I don't think of it as primarily being a suspense. The very science fiction idea of discovery and answering the great question of whether or not we are alone in the universe is the most central and important idea. Then the final statement that the sacrifice of human life was well worth the outcome of the mission, as depressing and horrible as it must have been for those people. You would lose some of that if it had ended as you suggested.





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The only complaint that I had was the ending. The movie would've been so much better if they never would've shown the creature at the end. Not knowing what it looked like would've left the ending up to the viewers imagination.


i thought about this watching it tonight and it would have gone from a 5.5 to a 2.5 had they done this

the movie was very derivative and the alien at least was some payoff. there was nothing special about this movie except they made this exact movie on a slightly smaller budget than you'd expect






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I agree but I love when movies take a real chance at describing an alien species. Im glad they did it in a pretty scientific way.





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Watched this tonight. I also think they should have left the creature to the imagination. I anticipated that the movie was heading in the direction of the moon being alive/some kind of entity that was starved for light. Now that would have been unique.

As it played out in the end, it just looked like one of those stupid sentinels from the Matrix got loose on Europa.






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