Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 65: The Turtles Go to the Moon and Find a Dead Russian

We saw Apollo 18 today. The basic premise is that there was one more secret mission to the moon after Apollo 17, the last official moon mission. These three astronauts are sent to the Moon to set up transmitters and recording devices only to discover a dead cosmonaut and an abandoned Russian landing craft. It would appear that the astronauts are not alone.

You might recall that the wife and I are pretty big space exploration fans, so we were pretty excited to see this movie. Honestly I don't think either of us expected it to be super scary, but we were curious to see a horror film set in a "science-fact" situation. I felt like they accurately captured the feel of the 70's era astronauts and space program. It wasn't as technical a movie as, say, Apollo 13 and there wasn't much footage of them in micro-gravity, but they did a good job giving it the feeling of being in space and walking on the moon. Overall the movie was entertaining, especially if you're a fan of the Blair Witch style films and I think the idea was a pretty bold one.

My drawing is of the Ninja Turtles as the main roles in the movie. Leonardo takes the role of the mission commander since he is the leader of the Turtles. Donatello is number two because you always need a scientist on a mission to the moon. Michelangelo is piloting the capsule in orbit around the moon and Raphael is the dead cosmonaut they come across. I mean no disrespect to Raph, but he wears red so he's always going to play the Russian in my drawings.

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