The Aeronauts is a 2019 semi-biographical adventure film directed by Tom Harper.
The starring cast includes Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel, Tom Courtenay, Phoebe Fox, Vincent Perez, Robert Glenister, Rebecca Front, Lewin Lloyd, Anne Reid and others.
Amazon Prime Video on Thursday, October 24, 2019 released the trailer:
The Aeronauts - Official Trailer 2 | Prime Video.
In 1862 London, scientist James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and his pilot Amelia (Felicity Jones) arrive for the launch of the largest balloon ever constructed. Despite being haunted by a vision of her late husband Pierre, Amelia keeps up the brave front and the balloon successfully launches to a cheering crowd. In a flashback, James appears before the Royal Society and explains his theory that the weather can be predicted, but his fellow scientists mock him and refuse to finance his studies. Returning home, he talks to his parents, who try to persuade him to pursue another avenue of science. On the balloon, James and Amelia start rising through the cloud layer. They soon run into a violent storm which sends the balloon spinning. In a flashback, Amelia is persuaded by her sister Antonia (Phoebe Fox) to attend a society function. There, Amelia is approached by James and he asks if she would be willing to pilot his balloon in a privately-funded expedition while he attempts to prove his theories, to which she agrees.
Although James suffers a head injury while being thrown around, he and Amelia make it through the storm and continue rising. James releases the first of five pigeons carrying messages stating the current altitude along with other scientific readings in case they don't survive. They discover an air current which is home to a group of butterflies, confirming a theory of James' friend John Trew (Himesh Patel) that insects can travel on air currents. In a flashback, as James practices for the flight, Amelia visits to tell him she's changed her mind. John goes to see Amelia that night to convince her, saying that she has an obligation to advance the cause of science. Amelia then goes to Pierre's grave to reflect. When it begins to snow (which John told her James had predicted), she decides to go with him after all. Eventually, the balloon exceeds , beating the record for the highest altitude. Amelia is shocked to learn that James didn't bring any clothes suitable for the rapidly decreasing temperature and decides to start descending. James refuses, and the two argue. Amelia agrees to keep rising, but makes it clear to James that they'll have to start descending soon.
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The film The Aeronauts was scheduled to be released on August 30, 2019 (Telluride), on November 4, 2019 (United Kingdom), on November 6, 2019 (United Kingdom), on December 6, 2019 (United States, Turkey) and on December 19, 2019 (Hungary) by eOne (United Kingdom), Amazon Studios (United States), Bravos Pictures, Entertainment One, GAGA, Seven Films - Feelgood Entertainment, Shaw Organisation, The Searchers, Amazon Prime Video, Ascot Elite Entertainment Group, Bir Film and NOS Audiovisuais.
The duration of the film is 100 minutes. With a budget of $40 million, the film grossed over $3.8 million.
The film The Aeronauts is rated with "PG-13" rating.
The Aeronauts got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.6/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 72/100.
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