Prospect

Prospect

DVD - 2018
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A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon; aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moons toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness, and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own father's greed-addled judgment, the girl finds she must carve her own path to escape.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Gunpowder & Sky,, [2018].
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 98 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, 5.1 audio, rda
16:9 widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda

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KennethSmith
Oct 02, 2020

A modestly budgeted science fiction film starring Pedro Pascal from "Game of Thrones".
The really unconventional thing here is the eccentric soundtrack which begins with Rita Chao and the Quests, then gets weirder and weirder. Pasaulīte by Žoržs Siksna, anyone?

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JLMason
Jun 07, 2020

A double entrendre, Prospect the movie is about both the verb and the noun, prospecting for organically generated gems and the prospects of the characters following calamity. Although set on an alien moon, the plot would work as a western or in any other inhospitable, lawless place where people on the edge of society seek their fortune and trust is a scarce commodity. It is a character study: of the father/daughter relationship, but mostly of the bond that tenuously develops between the daughter and a morally ambiguous prospector. The scene where she prattles on about her favourite book is a turning point, beautifully written and acted. Both the daughter - a resourceful and gutsy teenager in a terrible predicament - and the prospector - a greedy and desperate man who will kill without compunction - are fully realized characters maneuvering to survive while mutually dependent. Prospect is well-written and the outcome is difficult to predict.

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BPDaegan
Dec 28, 2019

IMO the film dragged some in the beginning, but I think it has a bit of an art-film influence. It began to pick up once they got their space-suits on, were out of the space ship, and on the planet. We tend to think of sci-fi with space and barren moons, etc, but this took a why-not fresh take -- a vegetated moon that is inhospitable to human-life, however has some mining resources worth going after ....... sought by different companies and people in different situations. For me it had a bit of a Firefly feel. If you can get past the beginning, I think it's worth it.

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booksmile
Sep 17, 2019

Intriguing? Outdoor bits filmed in a temperate rainforest. Rather dark story, kind of a struggling in poverty and desperation but also there is an alien world and spaceships?

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rugolin
Sep 12, 2019

A low budget scifi story about a father and daughter prospecting team who arrive on a moon in another solar system to look for bio-organic gemstones but run into complications. The movie plays out as a B grade frontier Western and there is a certain degree of clunkiness to the writing and acting but there was enought there to keep me interested in the world the filmmakers have created. Definitely use the subtitles as much of the dialogue is hard to make out at times. Not perfect by any means but it is interesting to see young filmmakers trying to be too ambitious rather aiming too low and safe.

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todzilla8
Sep 03, 2019

This movie stated out very week and never got better. The sets look out of date for the time frame of the movie. Development of the charioteers never really fully completed their rolls. All in All waste of time.

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amanoletters99
Aug 30, 2019

Big disappointment. It looks and plays like a college student's film class project. Don't waste your time.

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Mooncat72
Aug 30, 2019

I really enjoyed the film, especially the dynamic between Thatcher and Pascal. Slow at times but it's hardly meant to be a thrilling sci-fi action film and doesn't pretend to be. Strong character development and self preservation are the focus here.

@Kclsgoddess, I knew the forest looked familiar! LOL

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kclsgoddess
Aug 22, 2019

I liked this film. It relies on story instead of special effects & an indie made in washington state. Kudos for that!

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Aug 20, 2019

Sophie Thatcher is good here in this science fiction/western which is story-driven rather than computer generated action. A young girl astronaut must fend for herself and find a way off a planet where she is seemingly stranded after a mining for treasure expedition goes horribly wrong. She meets some interesting characters along the way, and has the fortitude to persevere. Btw, the subtitles did work for me, and were useful.

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