Europa Report

'Europa Report' Review

by Jordan Hoffman July 30, 2013 @ 2:40 PM
Wayfare Entertainment
It used to be that if you had a half-assed idea for a movie you'd throw out a premise then tack on “in space” at the end. ("It's just like 'The Magnificent Ambersons' but in space!”) Today, when you've got a flimsy scenario, you can always just tack on “shot found-footage style.” That means low-budget, and it also means a proven track record with the insatiable teen horror audience always looking for something that doesn't require full attention whilst on make-out dates at theaters or on couches.
'Europa Report' tries to do both. It follows a science team who's in too deep ( space), and it's found footage of the feed beamed back to Mission Control. Nothing in 'Europa Report' is fresh but it does go down easy.