The Vast of Night 2019 Movie Review – a charming homage to sci fi classics

83 / 100

The Vast of Night is a 2019 science fiction movie. Its a directorial debut for Andrew Patterson. It stars Sierra McCormick and Jake Horowitz.

The Vast of Night 2019 Poster at Wikipedia

The story takes place in Cayuga, New Mexico – in the 1950’s when Soviets have launched Sputnik and when Americans are more afraid of Soviet attack rather than an alien invasion. It tells the story of 2 youngsters – a Switchboard operator Fay Crocker (Sierra McCormick) and a local radio DJ Everett (Jake Horowitz). They find the same strange disturbance in the radio and switchboard while most of the people in the town are at the local high school basketball game. They set out to investigate and one thing leads to another.

The Vast of Night 2019 – My Opinion

The movie is like a homage to the TV shows like The Outer Limits, Twilight Zone. The movie done in a micro budget feels like a movie which had a much bigger budget. They got the 1950’s feel right and the two leads carry the movie on their shoulders. The direction by Andrew Patterson, Cinematography by M.I. Littin-Menz, score by Erick Alexander and Jared Bulmer – all are top on their game. The dialogue is witty and the special effects are kept to a minimum (probably due to the budget).

I rate this movie as 4 out of 5 stars. This is definitely a movie for the sci-fi buffs who likes the story instead of action.


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