When a world war event occurs on Earth, America and Russia, both nations secretly contact their astronauts aboard the I.S.S. and give them instructions to take control of the station by any means necessary.

  • Released:
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Genre: Thrillers
  • Stars: Ariana DeBose, Chris Messina, Pilou Asbæk, John Gallagher Jr., Costa Ronin
  • Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
  • dal_asher - 14 June 2024
    Too Dumb For Words
    This had the makings of a good sci-fi but quickly got too silly to enjoy. The biologist was beyond ridiculous in her hesitancy. I kept expecting it to take off but it never did. I was hoping that between John Galegher Jr., and Chris Messina it would be better but I was really disappointed in the whole endeavor. The screenplay, direction and acting were all terrible. My husband chose this to watch on movie night and I wasn't looking forward to it. I generally trust to the ratingss and reviews so was prepared for a dud and that's what this was. Don't waste your time on this one. So glad I didn't spend money for this movie.
  • r96sk - 2 May 2024
    A perfectly watchable sci-fi flick
    It's good. Coulda been better, but still good.

    'I. S. S.' gave me enough. I do think it could've been paced better and had a bit more intrigue put in there, though what's produced is satisfying. The titular set looks nice and the zero gravity comes across as convincing, while the sound design et al. Is all positive.

    For me, the cast are very solid. It perhaps could've done with a true star performer as no-one stands far and above their co-stars. Ariana DeBose is more than solid, she is the best of those onscreen; albeit narrowly so. Masha Mashkova and Pilou Asbæk are decent, as also are Chris Messina and Costa Ronin.

    Nothing spectacular evidently, though this release is a perfectly watchable sci-fi flick. I'd recommend it.
  • micheleplaydon - 17 March 2024
    Huge disappointment
    I LOVE sci-fi movies and gave it the benefit of the doubt thinking the visuals at least would make it a decent watch. Boy was I wrong. Sure, the visuals of war breaking out on Earth were cool but the rest was so bad it wasn't worth it.

    My first issue was the main American astronaut. She did not give off a believable astronaut and her styled hair looked ridiculous. I wasn't sure if her unconvincing astronaut performance was from the writing or acting, or both.

    The other American astronaut (not Gordon) was also pretty lame. If they're only going to have THREE astronauts for each side, I'd expect a stronger lineup. These ones felt like background actors/characters.

    The fact that there are only three astronauts per side took away a lot of the suspense. Sure, you take one out but now there's only two left and one is a woman. Not really edge-of-your-seat stuff there. Assuming we expect this to be a fight to the death type of situation.

    The character development was incredibly lacking. I was surprised one of them just starts making out with the other one. Like where did that come from? Am I supposed to now care about this relationship that I know nothing about? And when the female lead is asked if she has any family she'd like to contact. She just says "no.." and they leave it at that. It was hilariously stupid.

    How can the visuals (besides the Earth clips) be so bad in this day & age for a sci-fi movie? The actors didn't even look like they were floating around the station correctly. They all looked like they were hanging in harnesses. It felt extremely low budget.

    And how did nobody on set catch the gaffs in the sandwich making scene?? He's putting each item down aggressively on the counter, but supposedly "floating" from no gravity.

    The fight at the end was laughable. Flying at each other like they're in the Matrix. And the way the camera stops with them just floating together for a few seconds made it seem like they were trying to make a big impact (like in Gravity). Huge fail.

    I thought at least for the very end scene they could've held the camera at the burning Earth for a bit longer. Especially since that seems to be all this movie had going for it. But even that was a disappointment when it was abruptly cut off.

    Overall this is just a terrible movie and I am genuinely shocked that a sci-fi movie can be so bad in 2024. There are too many good ones that have raised the bar incredibly high. Heck, I watched Event Horizon recently and even that was way better both in its story and visuals, and that was made in 1997!