We watched the #1981#movie Outland with #SeanConnery. It was directed by #PeterHyams and I’m a sucker for the JCVD #movies he directed in the 90s, but I think #Outland is his best #film. It’s about a Marshall named O’Neil that is doing a year long tour at a mining colony on one of Jupiter’s moons, Io. His wife and son leave him because they want to live on earth instead of in space. Fresh on the job, he notices an uptick in suicides and wonders if there’s more to it. He discovers a drug ring whose side effects cause insanity. This goes to the top of the colony’s management and O’Neil is told to leave it alone. He has a fierce sense of duty and does not back down. Management hires some hitmen that will arrive on the next shuttle to kill O’Neil. Outland has been compared to High Noon in space and I can see why, it’s definitely an inspiration, but it does things a little differently. The first half is more a #scifi police procedural and then it switches to High Noon. Even then, O’Neil only spend a little time asking for allies and quickly gets to work on setting up a plan to stay alive on his own. The suspense is awesome in that second half and it has some good #action. I also enjoyed the practical special effects. The last thing I’ll comment on is that I think this is probably Connery’s best performance. So much of his career was that Bond bravado, but in this he plays a man weighed down by his duty and conflicted because it has alienated his family and left his life in danger. He plays it perfectly and that performance makes this solid film even better.
Hello, I am a movielover from Italy and this is the very first time that I try to start an instagrampage on which i will review movies I watched. The reviews will be about all kinds of films, as I like to go to the cinema but also to watch and rewatch clasics. My all time favourite movie is #TheDarkKnight from Christopher Nolan. So if you are into movies and would like to read some reviews I would be very happy if you would help me grow!