While men are hoping to hold the situation firmly in control, the universe tends to prove them it’s not quite so easy.
Intense violence begins with the navigator’s hand punctured by a wild chance of nature, a theme so deeply rooted in De Palma’s work. Of course, the central idea of this “naive” humanistic film is that “Life reaches out to life” and is presented clearly in the video memory of the damaged main character. While the film hopes that we can have such memory from the future instead.
In the stunning climax, we have different species – life itself – stretch out and hold hands, ultimately proving that the universe is connection, not chaos.