Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
A movie that not only functions as a solid scarefest but a razor-sharp satire.
The original series was a masterpiece ! ! ! What made it so was the science and even more so, the host. Carl Sagan was a master at drawing you into his world and filling you with wonder and awe. He brought science and the wonder of the universe to common man. He held your hand and lead you on a journey of discovery. I'll never forget when Sagan said "we are all made of star stuff."This new series falls short in everyway that really matters. Sure it is visually stunning and will appeal to the current MINDLESS Generation who think pacific rim and new avengers are good movies.Carl Sagan was a master orator Neil Tyson is not. Unlike Sagan, Tyson has no wonder in his voice does not draw you in. It is almost like he is trying to force look at things his way and not think for yourself. It felt like I was being lectured by a politician and not by a scientist. TYSON IS NOT SAGAN'S HEIR.
What is even worse there was very little substance to the show, very little science. For the most part it was all about the scientist and not the science itself. Episode after episode hour after hour was like watching one scientist patting another scientist on the back. An entire episode was about one scientist struggling to get her theories accepted, but they never explained the theory, why it was important, or how it effects scientific thinking today.In simple terms this is a show about science patting itself on it back, it is science show for scientist, not for the common man. The cartoons used in some episodes where ridiculous. The really sad thing is due to the great visual effects and idiotic cartoons, you as an audience, are actually duped into thinking you actually learned something, instead you are brainwashed into thinking how great scientists are. It is really sad. Carl Sagan would be ashamed. Recently I received a dollar the word God was scratch out and replaced with science, so it read "IN SCIENCE WE TRUST" In the 1800's science declared there was nothing left to learn that science knew everything and nothing was left to be invented. 95% of all we know was discover after that. for decades Dinosaurs where to massive to walk so they must crawl on their bellies, OOPS got that wrong. Sixty miles an hour is the fastest a man can travel, any faster than that and human body would be ripped apart. two weeks latter a race car diver went faster. The science said sound barrier can't be broken, they forgot to tell Chuck Yeager when he broke it. It is the science that is important not the scientist for they are often wrong.
This show is absolutely stunning. It's a show which really impressed me a lot.Neil deGrasse Tyson steals the show with lot of animations which explains how the universe works. Though it's through an imagination ship, it is so inspiring to know information which he have not come across. This show is best recommended for those who are interested to know about the universe. I am eagerly awaiting for the next season.
So, Cosmos on Netflix was recommended to me a few times; I watched it for about 20 minutes before having to turn it off and go to sleep. After getting home one evening I decided I'd try to watch it again. Neil deGrasse Tyson asked this question after discussing our universe: "feeling a little small?" YES, NEIL, THAT'S WHY I HAD TO STOP WATCHING. SPACE IS SO VAST AND OVERWHELMING. Needless to say, I'm enjoying the show and would recommend. Not my fault if you have to stop watching it because it's so neat and totally not lame and you feel like your brain is going to explode.
Let me start by saying Iv done a bunch of reviews and Iv never given a 10 b4. What I'm about to say might sound cheesy or over doing it a little, but I promise u I mean every word.Simply breathtaking. they in detail, give you an understanding of how infinitely amazing and large our galaxy and observed universe truly is, but instill in you at the same time that u can never comprehend it's actually size. Iv seen a lot of "documentaries" on the history channel, and NatGeo, and in school about the universe and how it all works and our place in it. But NOTHING, and I mean nothing I have ever seen in my life has opened my eyes and shown me things in the way this series does. The first episode brought a tear to my eye when it showed me how small I am in the big picture of things. It left me feeling cheated, that I'd never see or understand all theses amazing things that life have to offer, that mankind has so far to go if they ever hold a hope to make a mark on time and space. And I know that sounds negative but it's not! If something can invoke emotions and feeling in you like that, isn't it worth a watch?The narrator and writers do a marvelous job guiding you along the way to enlightenment and a better understanding of who we are and where we came from. The visual effects are good even tho I'm sure they don't come close to giving the real sights justice. In my opinion, I think every single human being now and in the future should sit down and watch this. If you can watch the first episode and not want to watch another, then your either not human, or have no feelings.