Mike Goldwing, a plucky, determined 12-year old boy, is the son and grandson of NASA astronauts. His grandfather Frank, a once revered, but now forgotten retired astronaut, lives his days isolated from his family after missing out on his big chance to fly to the moon with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin as a part of the Apollo XI mission. When an eccentric billionaire sets an evil plan to fly to the moon, steal the moon's vast mineral resources, and destroy the American flag planted by the Apollo XI team, Mike embarks on a magnificent adventure as a stowaway on the space shuttle. Accompanied by his grandfather, best friends Amy and Marty, and a clever chameleon, Mike blasts off to the moon to capture the flag and reunite his family.
A SURPRISING SPANISH-ANIMATED MASTERPIECE, THAT IS NOW ONE OF MY FAVORITE NON-DISNEY ANIMATED FILMS
Capture the flag
Is indeed one of the most surprising animated films ever made, with an engaging and heartwarming story, positive and epic representation, well crafted animation, and engaging characters that mostly have certain charm, well, more importantly the worthy main characters, even despite some implied issues of most of the supporting characters aspects (specially the resemblance of mother TERESA and her daughter TESS to some known disney/pixar characters), this film indeed has made me a mind blowing experience when it comes the highlighting goal of capturing and rescuing the flag planted on the moon, offering a lot of heart, action, even including some fun and strong moments. This is absolutely a must watch film, even it worth checking it out by recommending this to the animation fans and probably the moon NASA admirers, I can guarantee this movie deserves much attention like happened in Spain since apparently can be seen as an underrated one in the USA since this film got mostly Spanish positive comments and was apparently mixed in the USA with a limited release there and won the Spanish academy award or Goya for best animated film, indeed this film deserved that award, and there is no denying that this film was much more improved and emotional than Enrique gato's previous film, and this should be probably considered as one of the greatest animated films of all time made originally in Spain (despite that this movie has animated USA elements)
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