Magellan (2017) - Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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After NASA picks up a trio of mysterious signals from within our own solar system, astronaut Roger Nelson is dispatched on a multi-year solo mission aboard the Magellan spacecraft to investigate the sources.

IMDB: 5.1
Director: Rob York
Stars: Brandon Ray Olive, K. Danor Gerald
Length: 103 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 13 out of 79 found boring (16.45%)

One-line Reviews (50)

It has a lot of flaws, but it was enjoyable to watch, until it decided it deserves a sequel and cut the ending out, which it does not earn in any conceivable way.

One of the most boring films i have ever watched .

Waste of time.

Throughout much of the middle of the movie, we keep being slipped hints of plot points that end up either going nowhere or suddenly removed, as if a big chunk of the film were edited out of the final cut.

It held my attention and was entertaining.

I really enjoyed it.

First for Sci Fi fans it is a compelling effort that certainly keeps one watching.

It combines thought-provoking, scientifically based ideas with a plot that creates enough tension to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire movie.

But the story and dialog is intriguing enough to allow the viewer to overcome such.

Curiosity is a compelling motivation.

So far the film is intriguing enough for me to want to know the outcome.

There's a big expo-dump dialogue between him and Ferdinand which, despite being an expo-dump, is monumental and utterly exciting, with mindblowing implications beyond "we found life outside of earth in the form of amino acids and proto-dna".

The plot of this movie is suspenseful, well-paced, and thought-provoking.

It is performed with great dialogue, intensity, and riveting reasoned and thoughtful delicacy.

Fascinating concept.

The acting was uninspiring and the connection to the characters weak.

This is one of the most boring and empty plotted movies that I have ever seen.

OK, that said, still, I thought this film had some exciting moments of exploration, and once I settled into the bargain basement effects, I think the protagonist's performance carries the day.

It is a compelling story that someone wanted to make into a great movie.

I wasn't afraid for him at all, just bored and angry at the writer at the same time.

The story is quite entertaining and although it is not hardcore science fiction it will be appreciated by genre addicts.

Entertaining Tense 'Contact/Interstellar/2001' Style Sci-Fi .

Overall a thoroughly enjoyable story.

The storyline was intriguing and exhilarating.

I watched this on the basis of the IMDb score and profoundly resent the waste of time.

Unexpected twist at the end.

It had an interesting idea, moved at a decent pace, had some pretty suspenseful parts, and as a whole was a very enjoyable watch.

For example when our protagonist sets foot on Titan, the first moon/planet to be reached by humanity besides Earth and the Moon, it's a very ho hum affair.

Very Entertaining film from the talented folks at Arrowstorm Entertainment directed by Rob York.

In spite of all that, the movie is still enjoyable if you're a sci-fan or one who is particularly interested in SETI or the work of Carl Sagan.

Straight off, either because this is a movie cliché or Captain Makes-Poor-Choices makes poor choices, once he finds the source of the first transmission, some manner of glass-or-metal-like sphere, he touches it and it affects him in some odd way.

Great effort for budget,just too long and boring...

I am prompted to comment by the 'waste of time' incurred reading the only extant review so far.

Entertaining .

yes, it was slow in spots...

This is a proper SciFi film with an intriguing plot, great script, excellent acting, great direction, above average (for the low budget) and intelligently realised special effects and a proper well written score.

Ponderous story that rambled along going nowhere for long periods of screen time.

This movie was painfully slow and without purpose, suspense, satisfaction, or emotion.

Occasionally there appears limitations to a sustained exciting space landing visuals as well as a few obvious green screen and separate background shots likely due to budget limitations.

Dont waste your time.

This movies sparse set, boring and uninspired script, and horrendous special effects result in a poor man's version of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

And it is just plain boring.

The movie has a cool poster and an intriguing description, hence the two stars.

Don't waste your time watching this, paint drying is more entertaining.

If you're looking for some big story with intricate characters and whatnot, you won't see it here, but it's something to kill a bored night with.

Frankly, I enjoyed it .

There is an excellent new thrilling segment two-thirds of the way through the movie, an innovative techno script event that establishes a wonderful suspenseful scene that makes a simple mark in sci fi movie making history.

This was yet another lazy attempt to explore an endlessly fascinating situation.

My hat of to Rob York, thankyou for a very entertaining and great sci fi.

This movie was plagued by something beyond a weak script, lifeless dialogue, poor acting, unrealistic scenes (that first meeting with the Secretary of Defense was silly), lousy camera work and minutes of tedium punctuated by seconds of boredom.