Destination Moon (1950)
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Critic Reviews for Destination Moon
Jules Verne by way of Robert A. Heinlein, the staid harbinger of the Space Race
Taken as sort of a pre-pre-pre-historic Apollo 13, I suspect the die-hard sci-fi fans might enjoy this one.
A abordagem científica adotada pelo roteiro contrabalança a trama rasa e o patriotismo barato do filme.
High on American patriotism of the let's beat the Russians to the moon kind.
Audience Reviews for Destination Moon
I think this is a cool nostalgic look at what the people of 1950 thought of the future. It's very interesting and quite exciting for most of the movie. I liked it, it was cool.
I was trying not to judge it too harshly, because 1950's sci-fi will always be severely dated. So in the end, my beef with the film is more just sub par film making than accuracy. The characters are mostly bland and interchangable (with the exception of a goofy "brooklyn" character thrown in for comic relief and giving the other astronauts someone to provide exposition to). The film is shot like one of those 1950's educational films, with boring master shots, and fairly goofy dialogue. I have a feeling even in its day it wasn't considered quality film making. I think the main reason to watch is to see what the" idea" of going to the moon was like before we actually knew how it really went down, and how close they got. That and a strange appearance by Woody Woodpecker... no joke. A kind of fictional time capsule.
The film that made George Lucas and Steven Speilberg fall in love with Sci-Fi. It's one of the first films that tried a realistic approach to man getting to the moon. It's a little goofball,but has some interesting moments and is a sincere approach. Made a 11 years before NASA formed I can see it's appeal,especially if you are a kid. Nothing great, but a little original because their are no aliens or other typical 50's Sci-Fi goofiness.
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