The Astronaut's Wife

The Astronaut's Wife is a candidate for one of the worst movies of this year. I knew going into the film (especially given the title) that I couldn't expect much, but the pacing is one of the slowest I've ever encountered.

The plot is fairly run-of-the-mill for this type of a scenario: alien life forms take over the minds of two astronauts on a space walk. Their goal is to reproduce by impregnating the wives of the astronauts with their seed. Needless to say, the wives begin suspecting something sinister is happening within them and a conflict ensues between the alien that has consumed the astronaut's body and their wives.

The acting by Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron, the main protagonists, is fairly decent, but the script is too slow, and the dialogue too horrible, to do them justice. The movie does touch upon (albeit barely) some interesting issues involving self-replication, but it is quickly dismissed. The cinematography is interesting at times. Other than that, there are few redeeming in The Astronaut's Wife. I recommend skipping it.

Movie ram-blings || Ram Samudrala ||