Richard Linklater Kid in Space Movie

A young boy in an orange jumpsuit and white helmet happily spins upside down in a zero-gravity chamber

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Richard Linklater is the well-known director of movies like Boyhood, Slacker, SubUrbiaand the Earlier than trilogy. He looks like an unlikely option to helm a goofy film a couple of pre-teen boy who inadvertently turns into an astronaut, however that is solely one of many mysteries raised by this unusual first trailer for Apollo 10 1/2: A Area Age Childhood,

There’s so much to soak up right here, however let’s begin with the ludicrous premise that NASA has by accident constructed the lunar mannequin smaller than they supposed. It is so flawlessly ’80s—Apollo 10 1/2 could possibly be the right companion piece to the 1986 film Area Campby which a well-meaning robotic launches a shuttle full of children into house—besides Apollo 10 1/2 is clearly set within the ’60s. My subsequent large query is, why has Linklater determined to make use of the identical rotoscopic animation as he did in his 2006 film, A Scanner Darkly, There, the uncanniness of the visuals arguably matched the sci-fi dystopian story, however for a film a couple of bunch of households main an idyllic life in ’60s suburbia, it is fairly off-putting to see.

Additionally, perhaps the child does not even go into house? This is the official synopsis:

,Apollo 10 1/2: A Area Age Childhood tells the story of the primary moon touchdown in the summertime of 1969 from two interwoven views – the astronaut and mission management view of the triumphant second, and thru the eyes of a child rising up in Houston, Texas who has intergalactic desires of his personal. Taking inspiration from Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Richard Linklater’s personal life, Apollo 10 1/2: A Area Age Childhood is a snapshot of American life within the Sixties that’s half coming of age, half social commentary, and half out-of-this-world journey.”

Starring Milo Coy, Lee Eddy, Invoice Sensible, Natalie L’Amoreaux, Zachary Levi, and Jack Black, Apollo 10 1/2: A Area Age Childhood will (blast off after which) land on Netflix on April 1. Hopefully, it will earn a prequel concerning the NASA employees who assemble the module and slowly notice with rising horror and nausea, one thing has gone terribly, terribly mistaken.

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