Space Warriors (2013)
Suitable for any age
Video Release: 5/28/2013
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Writer: Sean McNamara, Jeff Phillips
Producer: Jason Netter
Director: Sean McNamara
Runtime: 93 min.
MPAA Rating: PG
Starring: Josh Lucas, Dermot Mulroney, Booboo Stewart, Danny, Mira Sorvino, Ryan Simpkins, Thomas Horn, Grayson Russell, Savannah Jayde
Six highly skilled teenagers are handpicked to be part of a summer space camp competition at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. As the competition heats up, the kids have no idea that their ultimate challenge will be to solve a dangerous crisis aboard the International Space Station as the world anxiously watches.
The kids are the heroes in this movie! They work side by side with the adults. The kids are forced into a cataclysmic moment when three astronauts are running out of oxygen in the International Space Station and the kids, led by young Jimmy (Thomas Horn), come up with the best solution to save them.
This terrific film features several themes including cheaters never prosper, teamwork is necessary, and we have to take responsibility for our decisions.
Several kids meet up at Space Camp with a chance to enter a competition where the winning team takes a trip to the International Space Station. Unfortunately, one girl fudged her age in order to be able to attend and a boy told his single mom and his dad that he was staying with the other parent while he was in fact attending the Space Camp. One kid cheats during the last major competition between the Titans and the Warriors but the kids are held accountable for each of these situations, under the guidance of Col. Roy Manley, played by Josh Lucas who turns in a fine performance as does Danny Glover as a commander. The point is nicely illustrated that there are consequences for behavior but everyone deserves another chance to do better.
This movie builds toward a suspenseful climax and we are more than happy to award it our Dove "Family-Approved" Seal for all ages and five Doves, our best rating. You don't have to travel to the moon to enjoy these Space Warriors on DVD.
Sex: A girl kisses a boy on the cheek.
Language: A man says "God!" in jubilation in a good way, giving God credit; Dweebs-1; Punk-1; Losers-1
Violence: Targets are hit and explode on a video game; a skirmish between two boys which is immediately stopped by an adult.
Other: A robot squeezes a man's hand a little hard; a kid is corrected for "popping off"; a "have not" or "have snot" comment; a comment about a machine making kids "puke"; a kid makes fun of a sick kid that just got out of a simulator and he acts like he throws up; boy lies to parents and girl puts down wrong age on form and a kid cheats during a race but they are all held accountable for their actions.