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Film Review: ‘Capture the Flag’

7 December 2015 10:44 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Preteens and tweeners should enjoy the wild ride provided by “Capture the Flag,” a Spanish-produced animated feature receiving a limited U.S. theatrical release through Paramount, while grown-ups can be amused by some of the inside jokes and historical allusions. Indeed, it’s quite possible that two or three generations of extended families will be entertained during group home-screen viewings of this antic and exciting trifle. Parents and grandparents shouldn’t be surprised if, afterward, youngsters are sufficiently curious to Google info about the real-life Apollo moon missions that the movie playfully references.

On the other hand, the offspring of conspiracy theorists who have long insisted the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing was faked may be unsettled to see that, in the world according to “Capture the Flag,” only villains and dullards subscribe to that notion. Chief among the former: Richard Carson (voiced by Dani Rovira), a flamboyant Texas oil tycoon »

- Joe Leydon

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