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

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 »

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

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


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23 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Magnificent Desolation  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$31,868 (USA) (8 July 2007)

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$34,135,538 (USA) (6 November 2014)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the surface emergency sequence, when one astronaut's portable life support system fails, he activates his OPS (Oxygen Purge System), i.e., emergency oxygen supply. But he fails to open the purge valve that lets the oxygen flow through and out of his suit. The valve is unlocked by pulling a pin attached to the red ball ("red apple") hanging from the lower right front of the suit. See more »

Quotes

Neil Armstrong: Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Pretty good IMAX
6 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie is a pretty decent IMAX flick. Tom Hanks makes for a great narrator. The content was very interesting and often quite funny. The music is on-par with major Hollywood films (although it got a little sappy at the end, but that's IMAX for you). It did a good job of discussing all the Apollo missions, and not just 11.

I only found out afterwards how many famous voices were involved. I recognized Morgan Freeman, but that was it. This is a Good Thing. The film did not let the "talent" get in the way of the story. In other words, the star of the show was the history and information, and not the voice work.

This movie did NOT need to be in 3D. More than half of it was archive footage, which obviously was not shot with a 3D camera. Often the footage was shrunk down to appear 3D against a generic background. The recreated lunar landing was the only part that took real advantage of the 3D cameras, but it was in no way necessary to be shot in 3D.

That being said, it was a pleasant way to spend an hour. Make sure to sit in a red seat if you see it in the Lockheed-Martin theatre at the Air and Space Museum for optimum 3D viewing.


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