7.0/10
802
20 user 18 critic

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

Trailer
0:44 | Trailer
This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the ... See full summary »

Director:

1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Glory Daze (1995)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

With college graduation pending, the old gang tries to avoid the inevitable of breaking up and going forward with their lives.

Director: Rich Wilkes
Stars: Ben Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Megan Ward
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  

Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program.

Stars: Tom Hanks, Nick Searcy, Lane Smith
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

Director: Richard Linklater
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich
Edtv (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A video store clerk agrees to have his life filmed by a camera crew for a television show.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jenna Elfman, Woody Harrelson
Comedy | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Director: Howard Zieff
Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante
Freedom: A History of Us (TV Series 2003)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A 16 episode mini-series of the History of America.

Stars: Katie Couric, Eric Foner, Philip Bosco
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In New York City, the lives of a lawyer, an actuary, a house-cleaner, a professor and the people around them intersect as they ponder order and happiness in the face of life's cold unpredictability.

Director: Jill Sprecher
Stars: Alan Arkin, John Turturro, Matthew McConaughey
Short | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A visual, 4-D experience of the battles of World War II featuring stories, archival footage and advanced special effects.

Director: David Briggs
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Corbin Bleu, Patricia Clarkson
Synthesizers (Video 2013)
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Music video about Dazed and Confused character Wooderson.

Director: Shane Valdés
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Butch Walker, Maika Monroe
Surfer, Dude (2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A wave twisting tale of a soul searching surfer experiencing an existential crisis.

Director: S.R. Bindler
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Willie Nelson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Director: Sean McGinly
Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks
Drama | Sport | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

After suffering a career-ending injury, a former college football star aligns himself with one of the most renowned touts in the sports-gambling business.

Director: D.J. Caruso
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Al Pacino, Rene Russo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Narrator (voice)
...
Jack Schmitt (voice)
Andrew Husmann ...
Astronaut Scott
...
Buzz Aldrin (voice)
Aaron White ...
Astronaut Irwin
...
Al Shepard (voice)
...
Astronaut Grace
...
Neil Armstrong (voice)
Scott Wilder ...
Astronaut Wallace
...
Future Astronaut
...
Charles Duke (voice)
...
Alpha Station Commander (voice)
...
Bo Stevenson ...
Conspiracy Grip
...
Future Houston Capcom (voice)
Edit

Storyline

This program strives to give the viewer an impression of what it is like to actually be on the moon. It provides a romantic, inspirational depiction of the Apollo astronauts travels on the moon peppered by their quotations of their impressions. Written by David Foss

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Only 12 Have Walked On The moon. This Fall, You're Next!


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Magnificent Desolation  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$503,253 (USA) (23 September 2005)

Gross:

$33,557,433 (USA) (23 July 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.44 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Colin Hanks: Tom Hanks' son as Neil Armstrong in the "conspiracy" gag. See more »

Goofs

In the emergency scenario the spacesuit connectors for cooling water and oxygen from the PLSS (Portable Life Support System) are reversed and the BSLSS (Buddy Secondary Life Support System) hose is incorrectly connected between the suit oxygen inlets. The BSLSS shared only the cooling water from a single working PLSS, not oxygen. This allowed the astronaut with the failed PLSS to extend his emergency oxygen supply. See more »

Connections

References Muppets from Space (1999) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cursory, IMAX-Formatted Look at the Apollo Lunar Missions Designed to Inspire the Next Generation
14 September 2008 | by (San Francisco, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

If you saw the superb 2007 documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon", I am not certain what the point would be in viewing this forty-minute 2005 IMAX film - at least if you are old enough to remember the television coverage of the Apollo missions. The former film includes spectacular archival footage of those missions and insightful on-camera interviews with ten of the surviving astronauts. This one is aimed more directly as a motivational film for a youthful audience as it seeks to reignite the pioneering spirit that sparked the first space flights. NASA aficionado Tom Hanks wrote and produced (along with director Mark Cowen) this enthralling if somewhat cursory look at what it took to get to the moon and what it will take to continue the legacy. The film not only recreates some of the actual Apollo lunar missions but also posits what could have happened had disaster struck. The result adds a suspenseful element obviously designed to engage younger viewers.

Hanks applies his storytelling skills to full dramatic effect during these fictitious interludes. They are intertwined with a whirlwind of facts presented in a breezy manner, an especially effective tactic in chronicling mankind's fascination with the moon since this film is meant to inspire as well as to educate. To reinforce the approach, there is a series of quick interviews with youngsters that bookend the featurette showing how the space race has completely preceded them and how it could be resuscitated for the next generation of lunar exploration which targets us back on the moon by 2016. A number of famous actors provide the voices of the astronauts - Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Paul Newman - but few are recognizable. The 3-D visual effects are lost on the 2007 DVD, though I think not as much as the elongated dimensions provided by an IMAX theater. Even more than the technical elements, what really brings the film together is Hanks' obvious enthusiasm for the subject. The DVD includes additional video footage and photographs from the Apollo 11 mission plus a trivia game.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Is this movie faked? dpbsmith-2
Visually Stunning kirkn
Sloppy science on Official website? dobrzele
The Quote at the end of the movie insert_angsty_name
PLEASE CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME! K-BoomCitA
Saturn V? millere-2

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?