Saturday, April 6, 2013

Space Cowboys

When NASA discovers an antiquated Russian satellite free falling towards Earth, the only hope in changing its trajectory is an old geezer (Clint Eastwood) who designed its system 30 years prior, and who is bitter as hell at being left out of the space program. He agrees to partake in the mission only if he can bring along his old, likewise forsaken crew (Tommy Lee Jones, James Garner, Donald Sutherland) to live out their unlikely dream. The Eastwood helmed "Space Cowboys" is an entertaining geriatric fantasy with fun performances from its veteran cast, with Sutherland being a particular standout. It is fun until the final third when the mission reaches outer space and becomes anticlimactic and bogged down by technical details which fail to convey the enormity of the situation.