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Capture the Flag

  • Family
  • Drama
  • 2015
  • Enrique Gato
  • 94 mins
  • PG

Summary

Animated comedy adventure. When a ruthless billionaire plans to destroy all evidence of previous manned missions to the Moon and claim the vast mineral wealth for himself, it falls to an ageing astronaut and his fearless young grandson to save the day.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Made in Spain but voiced in "American", this space-race cartoon is fast-paced, fun and shamelessly rooted in the notion of the importance of family. It may lack the finesse and charm of animation from Pixar, Disney or DreamWorks, but it's a decent yarn for younger kids who want something to watch on a rainy day or school holiday. The plot has a power-mad energy mogul bidding to claim the Moon and its minerals by destroying all trace of the original 1969 lunar landing, including the flag planted by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Out to stop him are an ageing ex-astronaut, his estranged young grandson and a lizard, the type of cute, kiddie-friendly creature that film-makers shoehorn in to tales like this. There are some nice in-jokes to keep accompanying adults happy, too. Entranced youngsters will need no such sweeteners.

Credits

Cast

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Richard CarsonSam Fink
Frank GoldwingPaul Kelleher
Bill GagsAndrew Hamblin
Steve GigsDerek Siow

Crew

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DirectorEnrique Gato

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2016-01-29
Languages
English | Catalan | Spanish
Guidance
Some swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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