16 November 2014

Quickie Movie Review: "Space Warriors"

Rated: PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
Starring: Thomas Horn, Mira Sorvino, and Josh Lucas
Released: 2013
Synopsis: For pretty much his entire life, young Jimmy has dreamed of being an astronaut.  When his essay gives him a chance to attend NASA Space Camp, he is eager to go...but, neither of his divorced parents think it's a good idea.  He deceives them and goes anyway, only to meet some brilliant kids, from an amazing young female pilot to a genius hacker.  Though Jimmy's team, the Warriors, are talented, they have some pretty stiff competition.  Just when it seems that Jimmy's hope of space travel is gone, he and his team achieve a feat that astounds not only NASA, but the whole world.
From Brookwell McNamara Entertainment, makers of Even Stevens and That's So Raven.  Features CCM artists TobyMac and Britt Nicole on the soundtrack.

My Review: As a young child, I dreamed of going into space.  Of course, I didn't have a realistic portrait of what interstellar travel was really like; it isn't what you see in those kiddie shows, i.e., The Magic School Bus.  Still, this film brought back memories of those days, and would be great for anyone--young or old--who dreams of walking on Mars one day.  The content was rather clean; honestly, the only complaints I had were the rather erroneous closed captioning and that the climax wasn't as gripping as it could have been.  Those who are young--or young at heart--will enjoy this film.

Content Concerns:
  • Sex: A kiss on the cheek. 4.5/5
  • Nudity: Girls in tank tops. 4.5/5
  • Language: A bit of name-calling. 4/5
  • Violence: A fight, which is stopped before it gets serious; a cart-like vehicle crashes into another one. 4/5
  • Drugs: None. 5/5
  • Frightening/Intense Scenes: Some astronauts nearly die.  (Spoiler: They make it out unharmed.) One scene is emotionally intense. 4/5
  • Other: Jimmy and another Space Camp attendee lie to get into the program. 4/5
Score: 4/5

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