What a colossal disappointment. We have a paper-thin plot, under-acting by the “all-star” cast. The plot is so diluted and plain that it reaches the point of boredom. Eastwood couldn’t save this. You couldn’t have saved this movie if you put Jimmy Stewart in it. It’s also so far-fetched. I doubt NASA would risk the welfare of the earth by putting four old men in space. That’s just plain irresponsible. What was surprising was that the scene I was most looking forward to, The space scene, is the most dull of the entire film.
There was no feeling of intensity, no feeling of anxiety, no feeling of danger. You kind of figured they would all make it out alive. I was so disappointed. At one point, I was beginning to doze off. Oh well, next time these four heavyweights should rethink an ensemble movie ’cause this is not a good one. Too bad, too. I had extremely high hopes for this. I mean, with a combo of Hollywood heavyweights like Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, James Garner and Donald Sutherland, it’s hard to go wrong with this.
These guys just light up the screen with chemistry between each other and always seem to steal the screen from rookie actors. The characters with the most chemistry are Jones and Eastwood. They seem to rule the big screen with their constant bickering and antagonistic relationship. The whole concept of the plot is actually pretty good, it’s just a terrible effort with a bland script, boring plot, and uninspired story; an all-star cast of legends does not a masterpiece make.