Move through Fantasy and Reality while watching Asian Drama!
Description: When Mutta was 12-years-old and Hibito was 9-years-old the two brothers saw what they thought was an UFO flying towards the moon. They made a pact then to become astronauts and one day fly into space together. Fast forward to the year 2025. Older brother Mutta (Shun Oguri) works as for an automotive company and his younger brother Hibito works as an astronaut. Although Mutta failed to follow through on his childhood promise, after losing his job, he receives a phone call from Hibito which reignites his childhood dream of flying into outer space ...
Good live action movie, worthy of the anime series
I was a bit skeptical about this movie. Having seen (and loved) the anime series, I was afraid that the directors would not be able to pull it of. It is after all quite difficult to balance humor, self-criticism and the dramatic aspects in a good way. However, (admittedly) to my surprise, this movie delivers. The directors took the core of this coming-of-age story and managed a credibly good interpretation. The parts that were omitted, were justly so, so as to give credence to the tale and reduce the level of suspension of disbelief needed. Hilariously enough, Buzz Aldrin’s cameo was the worst piece of acting in the movie. Granted, he is not an actor, and I have a tremendous amount of respect (and a bit of hero worship) for him, but in truth if I didn’t know who he was, I would have considered it an issue of bad casting. There are some minor scientific inaccuracies, but after having seen a thousand movies with spaceships sounding like monster truck derby candidates I won’t begrudge them a few minor technical fallacies. All in all, a very good movie.