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Space Warriors (2013)

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A group of kid space cadets must help in the rescue of three astronauts whose ship got stranded in space.

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Sean McNamara

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Jeff Phillips (screenplay), Sean McNamara (screenplay) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Horn ... Jimmy
Josh Lucas ... Col. Roy Manley
Mira Sorvino ... Sally Hawkins
Dermot Mulroney ... Andy Hawkins
Danny Glover ... Commander
Ryan Simpkins ... Lacey Myers
Michael Zhang ... Bao Yuen
Nicholas Lobue Nicholas Lobue ... Sergei Petrov (as Nick Lobue)
Savannah Jayde ... Dani Davis
Grayson Russell ... Russell 'Rusty' Riggs
Booboo Stewart ... Conway
Thomas Kasp Thomas Kasp ... Hunter
Sahana Srinivasan ... Chandra
Chris Ashworth ... Cosmonaut Yuri
Rico Ball ... Astronaut Michael
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A group of kid space cadets must help in the rescue of three astronauts whose ship got stranded in space.

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Adventure | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Guerreiros no Espaço See more »

Filming Locations:

Huntsville, Alabama, USA See more »

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The music at the end of the movie is from the song "Unstoppable" by TobyMac, of his album Eye On It (2012, ForeFront Records). The song features music artist Blanca, who was with Group 1 Crew at the time. See more »

Goofs

One of the students says that the multi-axis trainer is used to simulates an astronaut's re-entry from orbit. This is false. If a spacecraft really was tumbling in three axes as the trainer does then it would be out of control and about to burn up. The trainer is actually used to simulate an astronaut's disorientation during weightlessness and train them to respond correctly whilst spinning around and correct a tumbling spacecraft, like the real life incident of the Gemini 8 mission in 1966. See more »

Quotes

Lacey Myers: This bird is turned, but not burned.
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Connections

Spin-off Go for Launch! Be a Real-Life Space Warrior (2013) See more »

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Amazing Life
Written by Britt Nicole, Dan Muckala, and Jason Ingram
Performed by Britt Nicole
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Could have been a great kids film, but lacks so much
16 January 2015 | by MaxDomeSee all my reviews

As my title states - if would have been a great movie for ages 13 and below. That's fine- kids need movies that inspire them to be greater than what they are, that they have the chance to be the heroes of their fantasies.

However, this movie fails in a few major areas. The first is the casting of Thomas Horn as Jimmy. His acting is horribly over the top and he plays that clichéd role of the overly optimistic kid who just ends up being annoying to everyone, including the audience. I almost turned it off because I got tired of his overly squeaky voice.

The Space Camp competition was rushed and unnecessary - they didn't even give us an over view of what the events were going to be. Then we had the obligatory "evil" team (led by the evil blond haired rich white kid, too...not sure if that's a cliché or racist yet) that served no purpose in the end.

The music pandered too much to what the director felt was kid friendly. It could have gone without the pop music and just had a better written score to give it a more epic feel.

On top of that - for a movie that presses the importance of being precise and not cutting corners along with trying to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists, it takes as much liberty with the laws of physics as Armageddon did. (And that's saying something).

It would have been a great concept, but the movie talked down to its audience way too much. They should have taken a longer look at the original Space Camp movie and gone that route than this Disney's pandering and perception of what the intelligence of children actually is.


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