Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)
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as Pete Conrad
as Gene Cernan
as Al Shepard
as Al Bean
as Jim Irwin
as Dave Scott
as Beta Station Commander
as Neil Armstrong
as Ed Mitchell
as Helium 3 Commander
as Jack Schmitt
as John Young
as Buzz Aldrin
as Charles Duke
as Alpha Station Commander
as Houston Capcom
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Critic Reviews for Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon is an earnest but insubstantial Imax 3-D spectacle that, even at 40 minutes, seems unduly padded.
The illusion is impressive but incomplete, and therefore mildly disappointing. But I cannot deny having felt a little nervous when 'we' were standing too close to the edge at the Grand Canyon-like Hadley Rille. So clearly I am a liar.
One of the astronauts describes his excitement during the lunar mission as 'like a kid playing in a sandbox.' Unfortunately, that could also sum up the film's visual content.
Adults will be more than passably entertained by this short, patriotic feature, and kids will be entranced.
Audience Reviews for Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
Caught this on a recent trip to the Kennedy Space Center, so there's nothing like being there to enhance your experience! This IMAX documentary is one of a series of excellent films made about one of humankind's great adventures: The moon missions. It takes you from the origins through a lot of footage from the later missions that you may not have seen, and supplements the real footage with technically excellent simulations and re-enactments. Like its close cousin, From the Earth To The Moon series, its an inspirational and sometimes harrowing tale of the journey to our nearest neighbor. It's calculated to inspire, and it does. The sheer magnitude of what was accomplished is still pretty staggering. If you watch this and are not moved by the experience, then you either never saw any of the space program coverage over the last 40 years, or you just aren't awake. The kids in the film can't name the astronauts that did it, but it still captures their imagination and that nothing is impossible. Great narration, photography, and science fact. Recommended
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