This movie was at times unsound in the logic department and confusing. However, if you don’t think too much about it, it’s an entertaining watch.
Lt. Rick Janssen is accepted into a ground-breaking experiment of human evolution. He and his family move onto a modified military base into a perfect house in a perfect neighborhood. If you’ve watched enough movies, you know an ideal setting is foreshadowing for ‘things are about to go horribly wrong.’
The human world outside is ending. We’ve run out of room and life is far from ideal. People are fighting over the remaining resources and our future is bleak. For the hope of a better life beyond Earth, Janssen and others take part in this experiment.
The best candidate for human expansion is Saturn’s moon, Titan. The best way to move us there quickly is to evolve humans for the environment (sounds very Backworlds to me). So, of course, the humans start transforming in remarkable ways.
The perfection of life on the base begins to unravel and the movie becomes a thriller. Don’t think too much about it, and you’ll be okay.
The best part, for me, was the end, when the transformed move to Titan. That was awesome. I wish they had spent more time on that part. For that bit alone and the fact they didn’t bore me at all, I give The Titan a one beer rating. One is enough to have fun. It’s streaming on Netflix.
Director: Lennart Ruff
Writers: Max Hurwitz (screenplay by), Arash Amel (story by)
Stars: Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson