Movie Review: The Aeronauts

Title: The Aeronauts
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: December 6th, 2019
My Rating: ★★★★★
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10

Summary from IMDB:

Balloon pilot Amelia Wren and scientist James Glaisher find themselves in an epic fight for survival while attempting to make discoveries in a gas balloon in the 1860s. 


I absolutely loved this movie, not matter what the people on IMDB say. I feel like they are a fickle bunch of critics anyway. The story was so powerful. We follow a balloon pilot as she takes a scientist up into the sky to study the weather. As they gain altitude, the story of the balloon pilots late husband comes out and how he sacrificed his life to save her's when a balloon ride goes horribly wrong. As the air becomes thin, the two companions begin to slip into a cold sleep, but the balloon pilot knows that they must descend or they will both die. Of course, in true movie fashion, things go wrong and the companions are thrown into the same tragic situation that killed the balloon pilot's husband. 

This story had me chewing off my fingernails as the situation becomes more dangerous. It was entertaining, thrilling and satisfying. A winner in my book. I'm going on IMDB to give it 10 stars.  

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