Soon, Alex returns to Orbiter 9, frees Helena, who is scared but oddly not that mad that Alex was once her captor, and takes her on the run with him. He removes her "biowitness" tracking implant, exposes the cameras on the ship, and manages to keeps his sinister boss off his tale. That gives Alex and Helena plenty of time to kiss in the rain, visit an an aquarium, and tour his favorite local junk shop together. He even shows her how to eat with chopsticks and introduces her to the joys of Coca-Cola. (What a cute couple!) Unfortunately, the twists don't exactly keep coming.
The movie becomes more and more conventional as it reaches the end of its brisk 94-minute runtime, devolving into a series of shootouts, chase scenes, and gruff meetings between authority figures. As the finale nears, you'll likely find yourself nodding off and dreaming about glossier Hollywood products like Gravity, Interstellar, and The Martian, which explore similar concepts with bigger stars and budgets. As the actual Earth becomes less livable, our space movies feel like they're becoming less imaginative and more practical. These stories skimp on breathless adventure and cosmic detours; instead, they're all about surviving. Orbiter 9 suggests if you have to rough it out in space, do it with someone you love.