The Astronaut's Wife – Das Böse hat ein neues Gesicht (1999)39K
The Astronaut’s Wife – Das Böse hat ein neues Gesicht: Directed by Rand Ravich. With Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall. After an explosion in space and subsequent two-minute radio-out period, two astronauts return home to their wives. Slightly it’s revealed that they’re not the same as they were.
“THE ASTRONAUTu0026#39;S WIFE / (1999) **u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eJohnny Depp plays a NASA astronaut named Spencer Armacost who, while on a space mission, losses contact with Earth for two minutes. He and his colleague, Alex Streck (Nick Cassavetes), return home to their spouses, Jillian Armacost (Charlize Theron) and Natalie Streck (Donna Murphy). Bizarre episodes begin to occur with Alex, leaving Jillian suspicious of her husbandu0026#39;s condition. As her husbandu0026#39;s strange behavior increases, Jillian begins to question what really happened in those 120 seconds.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003enu0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wife,u0026quot; written and directed by Rand Ravich, poorly executes good ideas. We have imaginative and potentially suspenseful ideas with this filmu0026#39;s concepts behind such happenings in two minutes as Spencer and Alex are in galactic boundaries. The gradual increase in Spenceru0026#39;s unusual behavior depicts effective suspense-but thorough introduction of the characters does not take place, nor do we witness the key events in which the rest of the move hinges upon. Consequently, u0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wifeu0026quot; does not work.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThe filmu0026#39;s first act is full of incidences, characters, and subplots. Clearly too many things happen too early in the story. Within the first thirty minutes the production attempts to develop two separate relationships, shows us the atmosphere of a teacheru0026#39;s workplace, something bizarre transpires out of earthu0026#39;s orbit, a decision is made to resign and move to New York, a suicide takes place, a character mysteriously dies, and probably more. I just couldnu0026#39;t follow the plot.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eI liked the eerie, supernatural overtones located throughout the production. The film is smart to reveal the right amounts of information at the precise time. There is also a certain style to u0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wife,u0026quot; containing an elusive mood, a weirdly intriguing design, and some tense and unusual camera angles. The movie becomes more interesting as we reach the closing.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eCharlize Theron has been in a lot of movies lately, but u0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wifeu0026quot; is her first leading role. She seems to have come out of left field in 1997 with the comedy u0026quot;Trail and Error.u0026quot; Afterwards, she contributed larger performances in u0026quot;The Devilu0026#39;s Advocate,u0026quot; u0026quot;Celebrity,u0026quot; u0026quot;Mighty Joe Young,u0026quot; and most recently u0026quot;The Cider House Rules,u0026quot; and u0026quot;Reindeer Games.u0026quot; Her role in u0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wifeu0026quot; is a little more complex than her past credits, excluding her enticing and believable acting job in u0026quot;The Devilu0026#39;s Advocate.u0026quot; She presents the traumatized Jillian Armacost with the perfect blend of zest and tragic confusion. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eDepp and Theron conjure a chemistry-rich couple. The movie very clearly takes Jillianu0026#39;s point of view instead of allowing us to know mysteries with Spencer. This stays consistent and focused, but sometimes leaves us pondering about unexplained events. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wifeu0026quot; builds for an awe-inducing conclusion through revealing and intriguing dialogue and an omnipresent undertone. The film suggests a form of extraterrestrial is behind the deaths of several characters as well as the strange behavior of Spencer, but we learn the truth only in the end. Call u0026quot;The Astronautu0026#39;s Wifeu0026quot; an unusual u0026quot;The X Filesu0026quot; episode featuring a cliffhanger conclusion and a supernatural climax. The movie must have appeared really exciting on script. If only more capable filmmakers would have claimed this production we may have had a real winner. Instead audiences feel disappointment and failure, potential is wasted and originality is underscored”