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- 2011.Sep.09 / 10am
SpaceCampby: Soulless.Minions • tags: 1980s • feature • free • stars: Joaquin.Phoenix • Kate.Capshaw • Kelly.Preston • Lea.Thompson
“SpaceCamp! Every summer, people flock there from across the country for official astronaut training on real NASA equipment…and to fulfill a dream…”
Dispite its troubled production and release SpaceCamp turned out to be a farily successfull foray into the “disaster film” sub-genre. Although it has the common formulas — ensemble cast, reluctant hero, etc. — it manages to rise above them and engage you emotionally. It’s still a fun movie for the nostalgic and the young. Plus it has a great score by John Williams.