Saturday, 17 March 2012
Verdict: Worth a look
When: Runs until May 11
Hubble 3D is a documentary that looks at what the Hubble Space Telescope has shown us and the work that goes into making this possible.
Word of warning, NASA was heavily involved in this film so there is a lot of slef-promotion here, but it’s a worthy trade-off for getting such intimate access to the astronauts in there preparation and carrying out of a mission to repair Hubble.
The 3D shots of spacewalks and as the camera pans through the stars at millions of mile per hour are immersive and breathtaking. One criticism was there weren’t enough of these scenes as they were the best part.
It’s clear that no expense has been spared as the graphics and 3D effects are brilliant and Leonardo DiCaprio provides the voiceover.
One final criticism is that £10 is a hefty amount to pay for a 50 minute documentary. This may put people off but it’s clear that a lot of money was spent in making this film and so it’s a justified cost.