Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

Audiences will be transported to the surface of the moon to walk alongside the 12 extraordinary astronauts who have been there, experiencing what they saw, heard, felt, thought and did. Presented and narrated by Tom Hanks, 'Magnificent… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: September 23, 2005
DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This inspirational 3D IMAX film approximates for audiences what it is like to set steps on the moon.

Joe Leydon

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon is an earnest but insubstantial Imax 3-D spectacle that, even at 40 minutes, seems unduly padded.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

Adults will be more than passably entertained by this short, patriotic feature, and kids will be entranced.

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

This is a mesmerizing film that serves as a reminder of just how amazing our country's space exploration has been.

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Anita Gates
New York Times

The illusion is impressive but incomplete, and therefore mildly disappointing. But I cannot deny having felt a little nervous when 'we' were standing too close to the edge at the Grand Canyon-like Hadley Rille. So clearly I am a liar.

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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Playful, inspirational.

Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

It's a stirring and persuasive plug for resuming in-person space exploration -- and it's a lot of fun besides.

David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer

One of the astronauts describes his excitement during the lunar mission as 'like a kid playing in a sandbox.' Unfortunately, that could also sum up the film's visual content.

Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Offers the most realistic approximation of a moon visit that Earthbound mortals have ever seen.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

Overall, the production successfully maneuvers through 2D and 3D nearby-space with a playful spirit of curiosity, experiment and wonder.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Mark K
Caught this on a recent trip to the Kennedy Space Center, so there's nothing like being there to enhance your experience! This IMAX documentary is one of a… More