“The Space Between Us” an out-of-this-world love story


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A scene from “The Space Between Us” starring Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson.

Jaylene DeJesus, Raider Times staff

What’s you favorite thing about Earth? Well, for a boy named Gardner Elliot he doesn’t know. He was the first human born on Mars. He was kept secret by NASA.

He has dreams of Earth and what it would be like to be a normal person. He has met a girl named Tulsa though an online chat. When Gardner turns 16, he is able to make the journey to Earth and gets to experience all the miracles of the world that he had only been able to read about, although NASA scientist realize that Gardener’s organs cannot handle the pressure of gravity on Earth.

With Tulsa, Gardner is on a search to find the only family he thinks he has left. It is a race against time for Gardner to unravel the mystery behind his life, and to find this place in the world.

“The Space Between Us” is a romantic science fiction film that is a good mix of the two. The movie is made up of comedic, depressing, and romantic scenes. Overall, the movie was great, although the ending was a little short. The ending is a cliffhanger that finished very quickly.

The movie is rated PG-13, although it contains some language, kissing, and implied nudity. Although I would say that if you are OK with kissing and language than this movie would be good for you. Around the age of 11 or so and up.

I highly recommend this movie. It is funny, but also very sad. The movie tells a cute love story while keeping true to the scientific fiction that it has. This movie you get a 4.5 out of 5 stars, even though the ending was a little disappointing because the rest of the movie is able to make it up.

–Feb. 4, 2017–