Specifics
Switzerland [2009] - 112m
Genre
Sci-fi, Thriller
Directed by
Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter
More info on
rating
3.5*/5.0*
Cargo poster

Watches

October 17, 2020

3.5*/5.0*

As someone who appreciates a fine sci-fi in space, I'm not quite sure how Cargo was able to creep by me. It's such an obvious fit that a single screenshot or glimpse at the poster should've been enough. But here we are, at least I'm glad I was able to catch up with it now, as it really is a fun and well-made film.

The plot certainly isn't the most original. A space mission turns out to be very different from what the crew was expecting. When they're awoken from cryosleep well before the designated time, it's up to them to figure out what went wrong. And if you've ever seen one of these films before, you know someone on board knows more than he's letting on.

The CG and sets look pretty cool, the mystery is solid and the actors do a decent job. The soundtrack is probably the stand-out element here, very atmospheric and leading. The film's a tad slow maybe, but when the mood's this well established that's hardly a negative. Good stuff.