The “I.S.S.” trailer is published in honor of the 25th anniversary of the International Space Station

The trailer for the feature film “I.S.S.” (“International Space Station”) has just been released. The trailer was released the same week that the ISS celebrates 25 years of its work in Earth orbit. 

While NASA and partners from other space agencies will highlight their achievements in the coming days thanks to international cooperation, the film “International Space Station” presents a completely different scenario, where events on Earth lead to the destruction of productive cooperation within the orbiting laboratory.

The plot of the 95-minute thriller, directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite based on the script of the famous film “The Blacklist” by debutant screenwriter Nick Shafir and actress Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”), begins with the fact that the United States and Russia begin firing at each other with nuclear warheads. At the same time, three NASA astronauts and three Russian cosmonauts on the ISS are watching the unfolding of this drama from a safe space altitude.

But everything changes when astronauts and cosmonauts are ordered by their governments to take control of the station by any means necessary. Hence, the film’s slogan: “The war on Earth will be decided in space.”

Poster of the film “International Space Station”

There are enough plot twists in the film, and events inside the ISS are complicated by romantic relationships that arise between crew members who are on opposite sides.

Critics rated the film rather coolly, giving it an average score of 7.0 out of 10. On the one hand, director Cowperthwaite is praised for her excellent work in building tension in a claustrophobic thriller that provides new scope for storytelling. But the “International Space Station” clearly looks like a low-budget movie from “category B” and falls short of space thrillers like “Gravity”.

The film will be released in cinemas on January 19, 2024.

Earlier we talked about the TOP 7 best space films of all time.

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