It was… not great. Not as terrible as I think many of the critics said it was, but not great.
And I think they missed a big opportunity to make the movie much more interesting than a standard “we should destroy Skynet first!” plot.
So, let’s have at it.
Also, it looks like some of my speculation last time didn’t quite hit the mark, based on the reveals in book two.
Naturally — spoilers follow.
The Fifth Season just won the Hugo Award for best novel, and it’s well deserved.
It’s good enough and unique enough that I’m going to throw in some literary commentary along with the science nitpicking — at no additional cost!
Also, I strongly advice against reading this review until you’ve read the book. The novel is worth reading fresh.
I’m also writing this without having yet read the sequel, The Obelisk Gate, so if you’ve read the first book but not the second, everything below is all either in the first book or my own speculation.
Unlike many of the other reviewers of No Man’s Sky, I wasn’t terribly disappointed.
I was basically expecting a lovely sandbox not unlike ARK: Survival Evolved mixed up with the Spore space stage, both of which I enjoyed. So I’m pretty happy with the results… likely due to not having overly high expectations.
But, of course, there are some things that could be improved…
I saw Star Trek: Beyond last weekend, and it was basically perfect.
Well, you know, for a Star Trek movie.
I was worried after the first trailer — it looked like Star Trek: Fast and Furious at that stage, and I had no interest in seeing that. Fortunately, that’s not what’s actually in the movie for the most part.
I have issues with each of the other two reboot films — I’ve mentally re-written half the plot of Into Darkness to make it better — but all I’ve really got for this one is nit-picking and the usual Star Trek physics fail.
Naturally, there will be spoilers.