Netflix does it again with another hit movie, Stowaway


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Stowaway is one of Netflix’s biggest movies of the year.

Get ready to blast off into space while watching Stowaway, which was released on Netflix on April 22, 2021. If you are into spaceships and space in general, I recommend this movie. Part of the sci-fi/drama genre, Stowaway is perfect for people who like action and movement; the camerawork does a great job at catching the action in the film and moving the viewers with that action.

The film follows a three-person crew––played by Anna Kendrick, Toni Collette and Daniel Dae Kim––traveling by spaceship on a mission to Mars. This crew then gets thrown for a loop by an unplanned passenger––played by Shamier Anderson––whose mere presence jeopardizes the lives of everyone on board.

In some parts of the movie, the procedures and the character’s dialogue put me on the edge of my seat. When the crew is trying to survive and travel into space, it is intense! Another part that was a nail biter for me was when a character accidentally ended up stowing away, if you will, for the ride. This put everyone’s lives at stake, who were assigned to be on board and was really nerve-wracking because if they failed, their mission would fail.

Beyond being nervous in some parts of the movie, I felt very emotional. Their lives are all at risk, and they have to face never seeing their families again. When the people on the ship were scared to death about not having enough oxygen, I had to make sure not to wear mascara.

The soundtrack is composed by Volker Bertelmann. I find it very fitting to the movie. Since the movie can be intense, I like how the music is just instrumental, so you can focus on what’s going on.

Directed by Joe Penna, Stowaway also has great dialogue. When you hear Daniel Dae Kim talking about the issue with Shamier Anderson, you can really feel the worry in his demeanor. I enjoyed how the main characters who were on board talked about why they chose to take on this experience and go to Mars. I find it very interesting how the directors want to include the procedure when the actors are about to take on something because I always wonder what the procedure for the problem is and why they want to do it.

If you want a movie to just have in the background, this film is not for you. I felt that if I went on my phone or zoned out for a little bit; I missed out on some things that are a part of the plot. Overall, I thought the movie was good, and I would recommend it to people who have interest in space and action. However, I would not watch this movie again since I am not that interested in space, and it did not intrigue me.