The Aeronauts. Paragraph Review.

Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star as James Glacier and Amelia Wren in this dramatisation of their attempt to fly higher than anyone before then in 1862. This is the second feature to be theatrically released in 2019 for British director Tom Harper after the criminally underrated country music drama Wild Rose (if you go by UK mainstream release dates it’s in my top 10 for the year.) This film is nowhere near as good. It’s pretty solid in terms of dramatising the central story but does not offer a great deal beyond that (beyond some light character building flashbacks to break up the scenes with the two central characters in their balloon.) If the trailers and marketing for the film appeals to you there’s a strong chance you will probably enjoy it but for anyone interested I highly suggest staying home ma and renting a copy of Wild Rose instead.

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