written by @coombstw
My home town has the best cinema, it is a blast from the past, with small tickets that you got in the 50’s to art deco through out. It is amazing and cheap. With all this in mind I try and go to everything I can if the film is one I even slightly may want to see it. And this took me to see Amazon original film The Aeronauts.
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones it is about a scientist in 1862 James Glaisher and widow Amelia Wren the pilot who fly a balloon expedition to go higher than anyone in history to measure the weather, so it can be predicted. This shows us the first weatherman and his fun and perilous journey. I have heard this film called Gravity put with a balloon and parts of it maybe, there are action sequences, nice moments and dramatic scenes. And thankfully not a spaceship or super hero in sight.
The film isn’t just on a balloon, it begins with the take off then throughout has flashbacks to their life before the flight and also how and why they met and what brought them to being in a basket very high up in the sky. Even though the parts in the balloon are really entertaining and the film just rolls on magically.
At ninety minutes it was a change to just enjoy a film without getting uncomfortable and then to leave feeling happy and not over indulged.
I would certainly recommend this film on the acting and chemistry of the two leads alone, but the script and effects are just perfection.