It is a film that made me laugh because it was funny, laugh because otherwise I’d want to cry, cry at one of the sweetest romances on screen, and applaud both during and at the end.
For all that I enjoyed Space Cowboys, and will probably watch it again, oh dear lord there’s a whole lot of stupid in the set up.
The Stupid isn’t the Premise. Mostly.
I’m not even talking about the core conceit, which is sending antiquated experts up into space to fix antiquated technology. That I can live with, after all John Glenn successfully rode the shuttle when he was 77, and the rest of the core conceit is Artistic License. If you’re not prepared to deal with that on its own terms, why watch Space Cowboys at all? Continue reading
I think I liked Interstellar better when it was The Black Hole. That’s a cheap shot perhaps, and certainly unfair to some of the actors. However it reflects my unhappiness with a film that was reaching for something beyond director Christopher Nolan’s grasp.