The challenge is in finding a method to transport man, equipment, and resources from earth to orbit. In SkyHook, a team of brilliant scientists compete to build the worlds first space elevator and find themselves up against an evil corporate mercenary in this science fiction espionage extravaganza of deals and death. A material science expert is blackmailed to steal designs from the team of scientists that are on the brink of their goal. While the SkyHook team continues to pursue their dream, Jamal continues his attack in an attempt to secure the 1 Billion dollar Space prize and control the fate of the space industry.
Science fiction in cinema needs believeability above all. The viewer needs to feel that the world portrayed is a realistic one, or at least realistically possible. I cite Avatar as a fine example of this. Failing this there is no need of multi-million pound CGI budgets if the story and the characters are engaging, and I cite Metropolis by Fritz Lang, The Time Machine etc,etc. This film fails in both categories, for the sets were worthy of Plan Nine from Outer Space, and the story was to say the least predictable, and the acting as wooden as the sets. This film is dire, pure plain and simple. Avoid.