Space Warriors

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  • PG
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 4.5  (1,343)

Space Warriors is a heartwarming family adventure film, set in the present-day United States. Created by Sean McNamara, this movie is about a group of six talented teenagers who get an opportunity to compete in the highly competitive Space Camp program, hosted by the United States Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It is a program that is designed to train and prepare the future astronauts for space missions. However, the competition becomes real when a last-minute crisis forces the students to take charge of a damaged space shuttle and their lives depend on their ability to overcome their fears and work together as a team.

The lead character, Jimmy Hawkins, played by Thomas Horn (from the acclaimed film Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close) is a highly intelligent 12-year-old boy who has always been fascinated with space exploration. He dreams of becoming an astronaut and discovers that he has been selected to be a member of the elite Space Warriors team. Jimmy is a problem solver and has an impressive knack for engineering, but he is also very reserved and not very good at socializing. He is joined by his fellow Space Warriors, including his step-sister, Megan, who is played by the talented actress Grayson Russell (from Diary of a Wimpy Kid). The other members of the team are also talented in their own unique ways, such as the mathematics whiz, Lacey (played by Casimere Jollette) and the daredevil, Killian (played by Ryan Simpkins).

The team starts their training at Space Camp, which includes simulations of space shuttle launches, survival training, and zero-gravity activities. The commander of the Space Center, Commander Phillips, played by Josh Lucas (from Sweet Home Alabama and The Hulk), is tough but fair, and he inspires the team to push their limits and work together, despite their differences. However, things take a turn for the worse when the Space Center is hit by a meteor storm, which damages the space shuttle Odyssey and injures Commander Phillips. As a result, the Space Warriors must step up and come together when they are called upon to launch into space and fix the Odyssey.

The movie is beautifully shot and showcases the amazing visuals of outer space. The special effects are awe-inspiring, and the attention to detail in the space shuttle and training simulations is impeccable. As the Space Warriors launch into space, the audience is taken on a thrilling ride, experiencing the dangers and excitement of space travel along with the team. The mission becomes a race against time, as the team must work together to repair the damaged shuttle and bring the crew back home safely.

The movie highlights the importance of teamwork, perseverance, and determination, and it is an inspiring story for viewers of all ages. The interactions between the characters are well-written and convey a sense of kinship that develops and strengthens as they work together. The performances from the young cast are impressive, each bringing their unique personalities to their roles. The adults in the film, including Mira Sorvino as the director of the Space Center and Dermot Mulroney as Jimmy's father, also deliver strong performances.

In conclusion, Space Warriors is an engaging and entertaining film that not only educates viewers on the science of space travel but also showcases the importance of teamwork and determination. The plot is well-written, and the performances are top-notch. This movie is perfect for families looking for an adventure film that the whole family can enjoy. As such, Space Warriors is a movie that will inspire and entertain audiences for years to come.

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    4.5  (1,343)