Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure

I have watched this movie once. This was on .


A coming-of-age story set in the suburbs of Houston, Texas in the summer of 1969, centered around the historic Apollo 11 moon landing.

Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Adventure


An ode to a simpler time; movies, tv shows and the space race, as seen from the perspective of a kid living the American dream in the suburbs. Oddly captivating in its descriptive narration and minutia.

Touching on “adult problems” of the time, such as the Cold War and the Vietnam War, the focus is on the boundless enthusiasm and promise of a brighter future the space race was promoting.

It captures being an American kid during school holidays, through the lens of nostalgia. The animation technique pairs beautifully with the story and characters.

The movie feels like a summer memory. The theme of the movie alludes to that exact feeling; memories might not reflect the situation entirely. This is summed up nicely in the closing scene.