ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2022 – Z (Zach Braff) – Moonshot (2022) Movie Review
Director: Christopher Winterbauer
Writer: Max Taxe (Screenplay)
Starring: Cole Sprouse, Zach Braff, Lana Condor, Mason Gooding, Michelle Buteau, Emily Rudd
Plot: This romantic comedy with a twist follows two college students as they join forces in order to be reunited with their significant others, embarking on a lively journey that takes them wildly off course.
Runtime: 1 Hour 44 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Moonshot starts as we meet Walt (Sprouse) who been studying, applying and dreaming of going to Mars on one of the programs creating life on the planet. When he meets Ginny (Rudd) he has a night to remember, finally someone who shares his thoughts in life, only to learn she is on the mission to Mars.
Walt finds himself meeting Sophie (Condor) who is missing her boyfriend Calvin (Gooding), Sophie ends up buying a ticket for the next mission and Calvin stowaways on the ship, with Sophie needing to help keep him hidden or risk losing them both being sent back.
Thoughts on Moonshot
Moonshot is a romantic comedy follow two people that will break outside of their comfort zone for love. Travelling from Earth to Mars to be with their loved ones. Only building a unique bond together on the journey. Moonshot will fall into the young love story, proving that love will make people do stupid things and while certain things feel completely right. Sometimes you need to step outside your comfort zone to get the most out of life.
When it comes to the comedy side of the film, Walt will get most of the laughs, with his happy go lucky nature. Mixed with his feeling of never fitting in on Earth. The opposites in Walt and Sophie work very well together. Seeing how they learn to improve themselves to see life in a different way.
Cole Sprouse does bring us an extreme likeable character to the film, one that is easily relatable to anyone who is a dreamer. Lana Condor is great too, being the opposite, someone who gets puts a professional side to her career. The pair have great chemistry together in the movie. Moonshot will bring plenty of joy, hope and reflection on life and where we all stand in it right now.
Final Thoughts – Moonshot is an enjoyable romantic comedy, taking love to a new location.