The Aeronauts premiered on November 11, 2019 at Hawaii’s 39th International Film Festival. I especially enjoyed watching this film and I am excited for it to be released in December through Amazon Studios. Inspired by true events, the story follows the incredible adventure of Amelia Wren, a pilot who teams up with James Glaisher, a weather scientist to break beyond scientific boundaries. In doing so, they agree to go on an air balloon expedition to fly higher in the sky than anyone ever has in history. Along the way, they are met with various obstacles as well as magnificent discoveries. As they ascend higher, thousands of miles upward they experience things no one has seen before, such as emerging weather patterns that demonstrate that there are layers to the earth’s surface. Although, the pair also run into extreme conflicts as the climate begins to drop with increasing speed. Thus, frostbite begins to kick in and the balloon begins to freeze. Thus, Amelia Wren must resort to risking her life as a means to survive and change the course of history.
Based in the year 1862, the backdrop and setting of the film was beautifully crafted, allowing viewers to feel as they were transformed into the past. Between the costume design, consisting of long gowns and dresses and the incredible performance of the actors, the film certainly did not disappoint. Amelia Wren was played by actress, Felicity Jones and James Glaisher was played by Fantastic Beasts star, Eddie Redmayne. Set almost entirely in a gas balloon, the performances portrayed by the actors allowed for the viewers to feel as if they were apart of the expedition themselves.
‘The Aeronauts’ was extremely awe-inspiring and it provided viewers with the message to look up to the stars, find yourself, and make your mark on this world. I highly recommend this film to those who enjoy watching movies based on historic events. Even if you may not like films based off of true events, I still highly encourage movie-lovers of any sorts to go and give it a try. The Aeronauts was one of true imagination and it is a film that will leave you with a little extra inspiration in your life.