It’s a coming of age story where no one grows into anything. It makes martians look ordinary.
The Space Between Us is the story of Gardner Elliot (Asa Butterfield), the first human to be born on Mars. Desperate to travel down to Earth to find his father, he enlists high-schooler Tulsa (Britt Robertson) to help him on his journey.
There is a absolutely no substance flowing from The Space Between Us. The dialogue seems fake and overworked. Not one moment within the film feels believable and the storyline it follows isn’t even that barbaric; It’s a plausible future. The sense of wanting to be thought-provoking and moving but not even coming close resonates throughout and the film never teaches the viewer or learns itself. It’s a coming of age story where no one grows into anything. It makes martians look ordinary.
Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson are fine in the lead roles, and there is definitely a future for both actors in the business, but Gary Oldman is just absurd. His character seems to change in every scene, and with no consistency to his performance it comes across as worthless. Had he not been such a high profile name the footage would have been unusable. It’s truly zany in more ways than one.
The Space Between Us is an under-par space drama that needn’t have set off in the first place.