I remember the “last words” that the Mars rover Opportunity broadcast to NASA in 2018: “My battery is low and it’s getting dark.” If that message didn’t made you want to burst into tears, thinking of this lonely little robot on another planet slowly going to sleep, well you have no soul. I’m sure I’m not the only one moved by the anthropomorphic robot nicknamed Oppy, so I can’t wait to see the new documentary Good Night Oppy (that title! [sob!]).
Good Night Oppy tells the inspirational true story of Opportunity, a rover that was sent to Mars for a 90-day mission but ended up surviving for 15 years. The film follows Opportunity’s groundbreaking journey on Mars and the remarkable bond forged between a robot and her humans millions of miles away.
Good Night Oppy will release in theaters November 4th and globally on Prime Video November 23th.