The Aeronauts


Review: In the 1860s, scientist James Glaisher and Balloon pilot Amelia Wren attempt to fly higher in a hot air balloon than any others previously have travelled.
Director: Tom Harper
Actors: Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne, Himesh Patel, Vincent Perez, Phoebe Fox, Lewin Lloyd, Robert Glenister, Tim McInnerny, Tom Courtenay, Anne Reid, Rebecca Front and Elsa Alili
Year: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Biography and Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
Directed by the same director who bought us Wild Rose (2018). We see Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne reunite again after their first film together in The Theory of Everything (2014). Even though the sub plot sounds really boring it is actually a film that is very action packed and there is a lot going on. In the true story the gas balloon was actually launched from Wolverhampton in The Midlands not London as depicted in the film and also they replaced Henry Coxwell with Amelia Wren to make the story more interesting. While filming this film Eddie Redmayne had a small injury in the air balloon and badly sprained one of his ankles. For the last few days of filming he had to use a crutch. Just one warning…..if you are scared of heights this is not a film for you!!


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