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Cargo? What cargo?
on 17 October 2017
Starts off with a dash of Alien, then throws in a bit of The Island, next a chunk of 1984 and voila, and over-egged pudding. Beautifully filmed but a bit like candy floss, lots of bulk and colour, but little substance.
Starts slow, is quite predictable once you realise there are no alien creatures infesting the ship, leaving you with the obvious. Something of a twist when you find out who the dashing security officer really is, and there are a few tense moments but, in all, a slow film which I watched through just to see if the ending was as predictable as I expected. It was. Silent Running is a much better film along similar lines, and probably cost far less.