Monday, March 17, 2008

Conquest of Space

Muddled follow up to Destination Moon does not do justice to source material by Chesley Bonestell, Willy Ley and Werner von Braun. Journeyman effort from everyone smooths over some of the weak elements. Benson Fong pulls off a truly bizarre speech about how WWII was caused by an insufficiency of cutlery. William Hopper appears as a prototype version of Haywood Floyd. One detail I haven't seen mentioned in reviews is that one of the characters is rendered into a fine pink mist inside his suit. Eww.

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