Number of Times Seen – 1 (12 Dec 2016)
Brief Synopsis – The son of an astronaut schemes with his friends to get to the moon in order to save the legend of his family within the space program.
My Take on it – As my regular followers probably are already aware, I’m a huge fan of the US space program, especially the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions.
For some reason, this film was completely off my radar, but somehow I managed to find it.
I loved the way that this film merges the old with the new by combining Apollo era personell with modern astronauts and modern technology.
This film is filled with youthful energy for the continued exploration of space and it tries to point out the many reasons why it was all stopped long ago. (which is a shame) 😦
As with many films dealing with children and space, the story itself is completely unrealistic, yet lots and lots of fun to watch it all play out.
I loved the way they were able to tie in familial responsibility vs. wishing to fulfill one’s own dreams which made parts of it feel so realistic despite being animated.
I love being surprised by films that I don’t expect much from them like this one and it is definitely a film that I hope to see again one of these days.
Bottom Line – Great and fun story about the US Space Program. This film presents so many reasons why the US government should not have stopped the Lunar flights. Being a fan of the genre, it was so interesting to see how this played out because it drew a connection and finds a way to combine both the men and women of the Apollo missions era with modern technology. It’s filled with youthful energy and quest for continued space exploration. L:oved how they deal with the idea of familial vs. fulfilling one’s own dreams. Highly Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – NASA astronauts Alan Bean and Miguel López-Alegría are technical advisors. Bean was the fourth man to walk on the moon with Apollo XII’s voyage in November, 1969. Alegría was the first Spanish astronaut to travel outer space. (From IMDB)
Rating – Oscar Worthy
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