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BMZ Review: Cosmic Journey: Through Hubble and Cassini
By Ann Coates

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Cosmic Journey: Through Hubble and Cassini
Written by: Ann Coates
Source: Big Movie Zone
Date: October 19th, 2011

     

Category: Reviews

Giant Screen short film, Cosmic Journey: Through Hubble and Cassini, uses incredibly beautiful images of the universe to immerse audiences in scenes from our own galaxy and beyond.  Though space is a popular topic in the Giant Screen world, Cosmic Journey nevertheless provides a new and stunning way of experiencing space, particularly with its 3D renderings.

The film uses images gathered from the Hubble telescope and Cassini space probe to create a brief but alluring journey through the universe.  Without filler and lacking a storyline, the film merely displays splendid images of planets, stars and galaxies.  In this manner, the film is short and sweet, displaying the universe as awe-inspiring in and of itself.

The audience begins this journey within our solar system as the film offers sharp, crisp images of our system's planets.  Up close shots of Jupiter and its red eye reveal violent storms that fill the Giant Screen.  These images of the planets are amazingly clear and allow the audience to get up close and personal to these celestial bodies.  From there, the film moves out beyond our system through the Milky Way galaxy and eventually out into deep space.

The 3D renderings of the universe gives a new and exciting perspective to nearby stars, galaxies and nebulas.  Most images of space phenomena are merely flat photographs. Whereas here, the 3D provides form and depth to familiar and exotic images of space.  A good narrative explains planetary bodies and spacial events in a clear and concise manner.  The film also manages to provide a timeline of the universe in comparison to Earth's history.

Overall, the film is highly educational, but the stunning imagery would leave anyone breathless.  The use of 3D and encompassing Giant Screen creates a very immersive and impressive experience.  It is an all too brief but marvelous journey into the deep places of the universe.

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