Reviews

Oct 6, 2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon is an earnest but insubstantial Imax 3-D spectacle that, even at 40 minutes, seems unduly padded.
Sep 23, 2005
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.
Sep 23, 2005
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.
Sep 23, 2005
Adults will be more than passably entertained by this short, patriotic feature, and kids will be entranced.
Sep 23, 2005
Playful, inspirational.
Sep 23, 2005
Offers the most realistic approximation of a moon visit that Earthbound mortals have ever seen.
Sep 23, 2005
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D promises to put viewers on the lunar surface, and through previously unreleased photos and footage from NASA's archives, along with CGI and re-enactments, it pulls off the illusion.
Sep 23, 2005
It cleverly re-creates what it must have felt like to walk in the astronauts' weighted boots.
Sep 22, 2005
The movie's most significant triumph is in refreshing our awareness of the courage and sacrifice of all the astronauts, both celebrated and unsung.
Sep 22, 2005
Hanks still possesses that awestruck enthusiasm of a teenager and there's something admirable about him wanting to pass that on.
Sep 22, 2005
When you fail to acknowledge the difference between Hollywood and reality, you have abdicated this responsibility.
Sep 22, 2005
A gee-wonderful virtual visit to the arid orb, which uses ingenious technical sleight of hand to -- let's face it -- fake it beautifully.
Sep 22, 2005
The movie's biggest asset is Hanks, who can't hide the excitement in his voice. The mood is contagious.
Sep 21, 2005
Aims for the junior stargazer in a release coinciding with NASA's new moon-by-2018 initiative. The movie is unmistakably a pitch, and an honorable one.