Movie Review: The Titan
In 2048, Earth is overpopulated and subject to many wars, disease, etc. A scientist offers a select group of military personnel the opportunity to alter their DNA and live on one of Saturn’s moons (that is most compatible with Earth).
Rick Janssen (played by Sam Worthington) is one of the few. His body goes through changes but what will he become, exactly?
The first half of this movie was pretty good. However, once Rick’s wife, Abigail (a Doctor) discovers what the head of the operation is actually doing to the test subjects, the plot becomes muddled with holes.
***Warning, spoilers ahead ****
Here are just a few things that don’t make sense:
- When Abigail confronts the lead professor saying, “there’s something alive inside him.” Nothing else is done/shown about this. It’s just left hanging there.
- After the complete transformation of Rick and one other college, why in the hell does the program send them home even if they’re “going to be shipped out in two days.” ESPECIALLY when some of the others have had violent episodes? Why not keep them at the facility and just allow visitation until 24hours before liftoff.
- The lead professor gives Abigail a vile of liquid to shoot Rick with that will “erase his memories and ties to Earth.” Then how is he going to help humans and Earth on Saturn’s moon if he doesn’t remember anything?
- Also, how is he, one being, going to be able to do anything to help Earth’s overpopulation and changing humans to become like him and colonize Saturn’s moon?
I would’ve liked this movie better if they’d stayed with the “there’s something alive inside him” vibe and go from there.
My rating 2.5 stars out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, and historical romance.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.