IN SATURN’S RINGS

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IN SATURN’S RINGS REVIEWED

“In Saturn’s Rings” is another one of those IMAX style releases that gets all of the little astronomers pumped. I used to be a big space nerd as a kid, so this would’ve been right up my alley. Now, I get annoyed when a film isn’t long enough to get me into its world. Having watched the film with two wildly different audiences, I felt like I was missing the point. The educational film is the result of a Kickstarter campaign to bring astronomy to the masses.

Released in four different formats for arthouse and IMAX theaters around the world, everyone should have had a chance to see it by now. But, back to the audience split. Somewhere between spectacle and fascination, the film finds its legs. If you can’t find yourself in either camp, then it’s just going to feel like a short documentary narrated by LeVar Burton. I’m finding that a lot of things that don’t hit me right away are causing a similar response.

What matters most when tackling things like this? The ability to be instantly impressed or the push to critically examine materials of any length? It’s a never-ending battle.

FILM STATS

  • Not Rated
  • 40 mins
  • BIG & Digital

RELEASE DATE: 5/4/18

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