The worst thing that can happen to an astronaut is having an accident or equipment failure while on a mission. In a movie it’s the best thing that can happen because it brings drama and excitement for the viewers.
“Mis-drop” follows a soldier (played by Elliot Travers) who is on his first mission. For nearly the entire film the camera is fixed on his face while he sits in his pod preparing to be dropped into a combat zone. Everything we see is through the reflection of his helmet from a camera angled toward him until he crash lands and the camera falls, giving us a long shot of the battle.
Visually, the film was great. I especially enjoyed experiencing everything in the film through the eyes of the soldier. Watching him panicking while falling to the ground and communicating with other crew members made it feel like a real experience. It reminded me of that scene from Gravity where Sandra Bullock was tumbling through space.
The film turning out to be a disk being reviewed was a nice plot device, especially the ending with the man about to review the next file. It was a nice open ending that left the possibility of “Mis-drop” turning into a series.
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