For the hundreds of people who years ago signed up for a trip to Mars, where they will never return to Earth, “High Life” is the recruiting film for all of you. After seeing this depressing, bleak, nightmare of a film that shows that any group of people in space for a long period of time will never survive without going insane, anyone would change their mind about wanting to go to Mars, or anywhere else in space. Something like this might sound exciting and scientific at first, but 2 years after making a decision this stupid and reality will set in big time.
While sitting through this horrific two hours of tedious depression, I wondered why two bankable actors at the level of Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche would ever take on this movie after reading a script that is all over the place with backwards story telling and very limited dialogue.
Within the first 10 minutes of this mess, everybody already knows that space travel for many years would be a nightmare for anyone, due to the tedium, boredom and lack of contact with any level of a normal environment. Given that obvious fact, why drag on the story for two hours?
The premise here is that the entire crew are prisoners who committed violent crimes and some of them were on death row. This part makes some sense because showing where they are living and dying on this run down spaceship would be a just punishment for a capital crime.
I found this movie very long, depressing and boring and I cannot believe it was even made in the first place. This is one art house type movie that is all just that bad.