This was bad. Really bad. The sun is expanding and will (relatively) soon engulf Earth, and eventually the entire solar system. The governments of Earth ‘come together in an unprecedented way’ (how many times have I heard that?) to build engines in the Earth that will propel it through the solar system and beyond to a star that’s 4.2 light years away. I guess that’s Alpha Centauri, which on average is 4.3 light years from Earth.
Oh no! There was a miscalculation. Or malfunction. I wasn’t paying attention at this point. Earth is heading straight for Jupiter. That is, unless a rag tag assortment of soldiers, nerds, unqualified kids, and the requisite comic relief can save humanity. What will happen?
Who cares? Seriously, there were moments that were written clearly to evoke sympathy due to the sacrifice of a supposedly beloved character, and I couldn’t care less. I was kind of hoping the Earth would be destroyed.
Please don’t watch this, but as always, YMMV.