A Must Watch: Stowaway

Caleb Shapiro

Staff Writer

Streaming services have been a staple in entertainment for years, and now with the pandemic, this has only increased. Netflix — a streaming service that has always been popular — has been a platform reliable for producing successful and appealing movies across all genres. Stowaway, a film that debuted on April 22 on Netflix, is no exception. Described as cerebral, dark, and suspenseful, this movie is the epitome of a thriller. The plot is simple: Captain Marina Barnett, biologist David Kim, and medical researcher Zoe Levenson venture on a two-year journey to Mars. That is until they discover a hidden passenger. The stowaway, named Michael, is the catalyst behind dramatics that ensue. As the film progresses, the viewer witnesses events that unlock a new perception of the characters as they overcome previous flaws in their relationships to fight for their lives. While the entire movie is full of surprises, the end of the film is where it becomes most tense. Due to complications with oxygen, the characters face the reality that one has to sacrifice him- or herself to keep the other three alive. Action is the clear focal point in this film and it’s easy to get sucked into the unfolding theatrics.

Another appealing aspect of Stowaway is that it is easy to follow as it features just four characters, all within the confines of a spaceship. The movie intrigues all types of people -- you can watch it with your family, friends, or even alone, and you will undoubtedly have a great time. Stowaway makes it difficult to say no to watching, given its alluring storyline. Currently, this movie sits in the top 10 on Netflix in the USA for good reason, and I highly recommend it if you are interested in a thrilling film full of twists and turns.


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