A disjointed tale of humanity told primary through the eyes of an astronaut witnessing the end of the world, Love is a movie which tries hard but fails to raise any sort of response.

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Beginning in the midst of the American Civil War, the audience listens to a dreary voiceover about explosions and death before being suddenly transported to the future where Lee Miller (Gunner Wright) is the only astronaut aboard a space-station. Miller soon for unknown reasons loses contact with Earth and over a period of years gradually turns insane.

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I think the film is supposed to be a claustrophobic thriller but it forgets to be claustrophobic as a its mediocre style, performance and story fail to engage with the audience on any level and it just becomes a tiresome mess. Random documentary style segments to people on Earth talking about death, reality and car crashes occur randomly throughout the film with the juxtaposition failing to add anything.

The ending of the film is also a complete shambles as it attempts to rip off 2001: A Space Odyssey but without the subtlety or any purpose. It just feels as if the entire ending is trying to confuse the audience rather than raise a point and is really annoying.

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Gunner Wright as essentially the films only actor tries hard to turn the film into something about the average with a varied performance which is captivating for brief moments… however over the course of a feature film you need more to maintain an audience.

 

Love is average in almost every aspect and that is its problem. There is nothing particularly good about it but nothing particularly terrible either… making it instantly forgettable.

 

5/10