Feb 8, Dave RandallFilm 0. In this season of honors and heavily praised cinematic masterpieces, it may not be entirely fair to put The Space Between Us in the crosshairs.
On Mars, Sarah dies in childbirth, leaving a newborn son, Gardner. Nathaniel decides the birth of the child must be kept classified — against the wishes of Flight Director Tom Chen, played by a game BD Wong. To see Oldman and Wong, in this motion picture, is to know that actors quite often simply take the work.
The film flashes forward 16 years, with Gardner now a hyper-intelligent teen, raised on the red planet by scientist-astronauts, foremost among them Kendra Wyndham Carla Gugino. Screenwriters take it for granted that all teens are savants at the computer.