From the Twitch Live Stage at New York Comic Con 2017, IMDb LIVE host Kevin Smith talks to Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada about the development of the Marvel franchise, his history at Comic Con and more.
The actual name of the Chimpanzee that was suborbitally launched, was "Ham" (an acronym which stands for Holloman Aerospace Medical Center). He was given that name upon his successful return to Earth. See more »
The astronauts are shown flying F-5s and Alan Shepherd takes Willie for a ride in an F-5. The time period of this movie was 1960. The F-5 didn't enter service until 1962. See more »
I stumbled upon this movie while doing my daily flip through the channels. While I at first wasn't too awed by an Alex D. Linz/chimp interaction movie, after watching only about 2 minutes of on-screen interaction between Linz and the main chimp, Mac, I was hooked.
I think this movie does a wonderful job creating a relationship between Mac and Billy, and adds to the story on a whole. While the plot may not be strong, it draws you in, and keeps your attention.
Not only is this a story about the race to space, but it's also about a boy's journey into manhood and a family's struggle to overcome something they never could.
3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?