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The First Men in the Moon (2010)

In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, ... See full summary »


Damon Thomas


Mark Gatiss (screenplay), H.G. Wells (novel)

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Complete credited cast:
Rory Kinnear ... Bedford
Mark Gatiss ... Cavor
Alex Riddell Alex Riddell ... Jim
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... Dad
Katherine Jakeways Katherine Jakeways ... Mum
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Mrs. Fitt
Lee Ingleby ... Chessocks
Philip Jackson ... Grand Lunar (voice)
Ian Hallard ... Phi-Oo (voice)
Reece Shearsmith ... Moon
Steve Pemberton ... Sun
Bunsen Bunsen ... Faraday


In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, as a struggling writer, he met eccentric Professor Cavor, inventor of Cavorite, a gravity-defying substance which they used to build a sphere, which took them to the Moon. Captured by ant-like Selenites, Bedford was anxious to make his escape but Cavor was happy to stay and communicate with the Moon-dwellers. Back on Earth, Bedford hears via wireless that Cavor was forced to kill himself and the Moon-dwellers to prevent them from invading Earth. As Jim watches the Apollo landing with his parents, he sees a Selenite, hiding behind a lunar rock, peering at the astronauts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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19 October 2010 (UK) See more »

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Emberek a holdban See more »

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Can Do Productions See more »
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1.78 : 1
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At the start of the end credits, there is a title card that says "For Lionel Jeffries 1926 - 2010". Lionel Jeffries played "Joseph Cavor" in First Men in the Moon (1964). See more »


Most of the story is set in 1909 but as Cavor and Bedford walk along the canal towpath they pass a moored modern day steel canal cruiser See more »


Version of First Men in the Moon (1964) See more »

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So much worst than the 1964 classic.
13 November 2010 | by demondave93See all my reviews

Yet another pointless remake, and not by Hollywood this time.

This film is an obviously low-budget, otherwise poor adaptation of the H.G. Wells novel, which demonstrates poor production values, laughable special effects, dubious sets, wooden acting, and uninspired directing.

Most of the film seems to consist of pointless rambling exposition by either Gatiss (Cavor) or Kinnear (Bedford), with none of the inherent charm, drama, or comedy of the original film.

This film is so much worst than the 1964 classic starring Lionel Jeffries that I'd recommend that you find a copy of that version instead of wasting your time with this one, which is merely another example of something the entire movie industry should learn about remakes:

'If you can't make it better, Don't make it at all.'

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