Netflix dropped the official trailer for the animated film ‘Apollo 10 1/2: A Space Age Adventure’, written and directed by Richard Linklater. Inspired by his own childhood, the movie is set in Houston and re-imagines the historic Apollo 10 moon landing. It’s set to release on Netflix on April 1.
A story is about a man recounting his experience as a 10-year-old by, who was picked up by NASA for a secret mission – a journey to the moon, because they ‘accidentally’ built the module smaller than expected, so it cannot hold an adult astronaut. “This is a covert operation, that means no-one can know about it, not your parents, not your sisters, not your brothers, no-one”, the kid is instructed. The amusing premise promises to be a fun trip to the 1960s America and stars Glen Powell, Zachary Levi and Jack Black.
The animation has Linklater’s stamp all over it, with a very early 2000s clip-art style. It’s bright, clean, colorful and the voice-artists add a realistic tone to the movie. Cannot wait to stream this one.
Mark your calendar – April 1.